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Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus

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306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States

June 2019

Nature Kids Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods – Ages 4-7

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 23, 2019

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Bring the kids to find adventures in the “100 Acre Woods” at Nature At the Confluence! Each week features a fun, new theme inspired by Winnie-The-Pooh stories. Held each Tuesday, 10-11am June 18 through July 23. Featuring Stories Under the Big Tree and Pooh’s Pop Up Discovery Stops & Thinking Spots Recommended for ages 4-7. Siblings are welcome. Must be accompanied by an adult. This is not a drop off program, adult must stay with the kids. Free Program! *…

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Cameras At The Confluence: Night Lights

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Tuesday, June 25, 7:00 p.m., “Night Lights”, We’ll use ground fountain fireworks, sparklers, and a blazing fire in the fireplace to set up opportunities for photographer to practice and learn new techniques. Featured photographer to be announced. Cameras At The Confluence is free monthly program that features a new photography topic each month with special guest speakers and experts. Participants will have time to discuss and try new techniques and share tips during the program. This free program, held at…

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Nature Kids Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods: “Adventure Is A Wonderful Thing” – Ages 4-7

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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“Adventure Is A Wonderful Thing” is our theme for this special Nature Kids program Featuring a Story Under the Big Tree and Pooh’s Pop Up Discovery Stops & Thinking Spots Recommended for ages 4-7. Siblings are welcome. Must be accompanied by an adult. This is not a drop off program, adult must stay with the kids. Free Program! * No registration needed. *This program is offered at no cost to the community through support from the Colonel Robert H. Morse…

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July 2019

Nature Kids Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods: “What’s Growing In Rabbit’s Garden?” – Ages 4-7

July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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“What’s Growing In Rabbit’s Garden?” is our theme for this special program Featuring a Story Under the Big Tree and Pooh’s Pop Up Discovery Stops & Thinking Spots Recommended for ages 4-7. Siblings are welcome. Must be accompanied by an adult. This is not a drop off program, adult must stay with the kids. Free Program! * No registration needed. * This program is offered at no cost to the community through support from the Colonel Robert H. Morse Foundation

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NATC 100 Acre Woods Day Camp – Super Stream Health

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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$30 – $35

Campers will use hip waders to river walk Kelly Creek looking for signs of human impact, documenting what they find. They will conduct water monitoring tests and compare their results against data collected in 2018. They will determine where efforts should be focused for restoration and clean up. Camp will end with a gooey treat. Young Adult program, ages 12 to 17 years. Please dress to be outside and bring a sack lunch, sun screen, bug repentant, and a full…

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A Celebration of American Indian Culture through Music and Dance

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Dressed in Jingle Dress regalia, Kim Sigafus, an Ojibwa author and speaker, will share her American Indian heritage and culture through music and dance. She will explain the importance of Native ceremonies and why music is a key component to them. The audience will be invited to learn traditional songs in the Native language and can participate in a pow wow circle where the audience can sing, play a rain stick or drum, and dance. Kim Sigafus is an internationally…

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Community Fire & Drum Circle

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until September 19, 2019

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Join in the fun each month on the 3rd Thursday, June-Sept, 6:30-8:00pm. Whether you’re a seasoned drummer, or have never picked up a drum, you are invited to participate! We have all kinds of fun percussion instruments for you to try! Different themes each month. Free S’mores are always part of the fun. No registration, Free event! Fun for the whole family!

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Welty Kids at NATC: Fireflies

July 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Fireflies are fun for the entire family. These luminescent beetles are members of the family Lampyridae. They are reported to be most active in the Wisconsin between July 1 and August 26th and Illinois between May 8th and October 5th, so we you are sure to see a few. Come out to the Nature at the Confluence to learn more about these amazing insects. You will read a story, learning about behavior, life cycle, and why they glow. Then you…

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Cameras At The Confluence: Zoom, Zoom!

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Thursday, July 25, 6:30 p.m., “Zoom, Zoom!” – When to zoom, when not to zoom. Cameras At The Confluence is free monthly program that features a new photography topic each month with special guest speakers and experts. Participants will have time to discuss and try new techniques and share tips during the program. This free program, held at Nature At The Confluence Learning Center, 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, Ill, is open to area photographers of all skill levels and…

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August 2019

NATC Bug Hunt!

August 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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$5

Insects hide in all sorts of places like grass, dirt, under logs, and even in homes. Come help find some! You will use nets, cloths, shoves, and trowels to search the area around the Welty Environmental Center for insects. You will also use guides to identify what we have found and inspect them under magnifying glasses.

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NATC 100 Acre Woods Day Camp – Incredible Invertebrates

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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$30 – $35

Worms, Grasshoppers, Stink Bugs oh my! Campers will look for and inspect all types of invertebrates found at the Nature at the Confluence. They will explore three habitats: forest, prairie, river. They will document and record their findings and learn about habitat specific invertebrate adaptations. Camp will end with a gooey treat. Youth program, ages 6 to 12 years. Please dress to be outside and bring a sack lunch, sun screen, bug repentant, and a full change of clothes. $30/FWEC…

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Christopher Robin Movie – Free Outdoor Showing

August 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Christopher Robin (2018) is a delightful family film that follows an adult Christopher Robin as he has lost his sense of imagination, only to be reunited with his old stuffed bear friend, Winnie-the-Pooh. A The film is inspired by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard’s book Winnie-the-Pooh and is a live-action/CGI film. Presented in partnership with Beloit International Film Festival The film will be show outdoors at dusk (approx. 8:30pm) on an inflatable screen. Movie is 104 minutes long.…

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Who Once Lived Here? | Ke-Chunk Village At The Confluence

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on August 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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$5

A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village This program will also be offered on Sunday, August 11 and Saturday, September 7 at 1:00 p.m. At the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River there once was a very large Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) settlement called Ke-Chunk (Kečąk) or Turtle Village. The Ho-Chunk lived all along Turtle Creek until 1832. “We Once Lived Here: The Ho-Chunk at Ke-Chunk Village” series…

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NATC Nature’s Rock Star

August 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Journey into the rock cycle, play games, and listen to stories to learn about rocks and minerals, break open geodes, paint rocks, and enjoy a guided hike as you examine geological features throughout Nature at the Confluence. Make sure to register using the form on our website, click tickets, or call 608-362-6212.

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Nature Kids: What Did the Ho-Chunk Grow? Ages 7-11

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village Nature Kids: What Did the Ho-Chunk Grow? Saturday, August 17, 10:00 a.m. – Kids will learn about the crops grew by the Ho-Chunk Native Americans at Ke-Chunk Village, and find out where they had their garden beds along Turtle Creek. How did they prepare and store their food for the winter? They’ll see what is growing in the Native American Heritage…

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Cameras At The Confluence: Light, Camera, Action!

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Tuesday, August 27, 6:30 p.m., “Light, Camera, Action!”, Sports photography, action shooting. Cameras At The Confluence is free monthly program that features a new photography topic each month with special guest speakers and experts. Participants will have time to discuss and try new techniques and share tips during the program. This free program, held at Nature At The Confluence Learning Center, 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, Ill, is open to area photographers of all skill levels and no registration is…

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September 2019

Nature Kids Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods: “Who Lived In These Woods?” Ages 7-11

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Kids will learn who has made the confluence area at Turtle Creek and the Rock River home over the last 200 years, both humans and animals. We’ll try to find answers to the questions: Why did they live here? What did they live in? After learning about the traditional Ho-Chunk dwellings called “Ciporoke” (chee-poe-doe-kay) used at Ke-Chunk Village, we’ll build a scale model together. Free program.* Recommended for ages 7-11. Siblings are welcome. This is part of our We Once…

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Cameras At The Confluence: Capturing Color and the Golden Hour

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Sunday, September 29, 4:00 p.m., “Capturing Color and the Golden Hour”, Get ready to capture the beautiful colors of fall! Featured photographer to be announced. Cameras At The Confluence is free monthly program that features a new photography topic each month with special guest speakers and experts. Participants will have time to discuss and try new techniques and share tips during the program. This free program, held at Nature At The Confluence Learning Center, 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, Ill,…

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October 2019

A Peek Into The American Indian Way of Life: In Celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Kim Sigafus, an Ojibwa author and speaker, will invite people into the world of the American Indian to discover what it once was to be Native, and what it means to be Native now. Kim will be dressed in her traditional Native regalia, and will present on Native culture through oral traditions, language, and history. She will discuss Native encampment life and will drum and sing an Ojibwa lullaby. Kim’s family is from White Earth Reservation in Minnesota and her…

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Cameras At The Confluence: Portrait Photography

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Thursday, October 17, 6:30 p.m., “How to Shoot People”, Portrait Photography. Featured photographer to be announced. Cameras At The Confluence is free monthly program that features a new photography topic each month with special guest speakers and experts. Participants will have time to discuss and try new techniques and share tips during the program. This free program, held at Nature At The Confluence Learning Center, 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, Ill, is open to area photographers of all skill levels…

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November 2019

Nature Kids: Migration Through the Seasons: In Celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month Ages 7-11

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village Nature Kids: Migration Through the Seasons: In Celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month, Saturday, November 2, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Why do animals and people migrate? You’ll learn about where wildlife goes when it becomes cold, as well as where the Ho-Chunk people who once lived at Ke-Chunk (Kečąk) Village migrated to in the fall and winter. Free program for ages 7-11…

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Cameras At The Confluence: Available Light and Season End Social

November 16 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Saturday, November 16, 2:30 p.m., “Available Light” features holiday shooting. Get ready to capture the colors the season. This is the end of season social, with light refreshments, and opportunity to give feedback and give ideas for new subjects for 2020. Featured photographer to be announced. Cameras At The Confluence is free monthly program that features a new photography topic each month with special guest speakers and experts. Participants will have time to discuss and try new techniques and share…

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