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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

August 2021

Wednesday Walkabout at Nature At The Confluence

August 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Free

Hit our trails each week at Nature At The Confluence for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Get fit, have fun! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on a leash). Stop in the Learning Center before you head our and we'll lend out bug nets and bug boxes for the kids, and bug & bird scavenger hunt sheets. Come back after your walks for free…

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Peek Into The Creek – Free community program for all ages

August 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 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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Take a peek into the creek and lets find out what critters live in Turtle Creek! Come discover the underwater world of macroinvertebrates and learn what they can tell us about how healthy (or unhealthy) a stream really is! You can choose to stay on the ground and observe & learn about the specimens we’ve collected and talk to our naturalists. Or you can climb into the shallow creek to make your own discoveries with our naturalist! Your choice! You’ll…

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Wednesday Walkabout at Nature At The Confluence

August 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Free

Hit our trails each week at Nature At The Confluence for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Get fit, have fun! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on a leash). Stop in the Learning Center before you head our and we'll lend out bug nets and bug boxes for the kids, and bug & bird scavenger hunt sheets. Come back after your walks for free…

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Wednesday Walkabout at Nature At The Confluence

August 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Free

Hit our trails each week at Nature At The Confluence for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Get fit, have fun! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on a leash). Stop in the Learning Center before you head our and we'll lend out bug nets and bug boxes for the kids, and bug & bird scavenger hunt sheets. Come back after your walks for free…

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Starry, Starry Nights | Free Night Hikes & Community Fire at Nature At The Confluence

August 18, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Free

Ever wonder what goes on at night in nature? Join us as we explore the nighttime sights, smells, and sounds on this guided hike at Nature At The Confluence. Night hikers will be encouraged to sharpen their senses to be able to spot signs of animal life and learn more about the inhabitants of the night. This is a free event. Great for families and all ages! Our fireplace will light up the evening, and you can gather to make…

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Cameras at the Confluence

August 24, 2021 @ 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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Free

Join us for an evening at the confluence sharing and learning about the art of photography. The night will be led by experienced photographers willing to teach all ages and skill levels. You can come with anything from a camera to a cell phone, whatever you have! We’ll get the evening started with a fire with S’mores and snacks, followed by a brief introduction and then we will begin our photo walk just in time for the gold hour! We…

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Wednesday Walkabout at Nature At The Confluence

August 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Free

Hit our trails each week at Nature At The Confluence for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Get fit, have fun! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on a leash). Stop in the Learning Center before you head our and we'll lend out bug nets and bug boxes for the kids, and bug & bird scavenger hunt sheets. Come back after your walks for free…

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September 2021

History At The Confluence Open House

September 10, 2021 @ 11:00 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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Free

The confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River is where the history of our community begins. Stop in to learn about the amazing history of the land at the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River. This Open House is hosted by Nature At The Confluence and Rock River Trail and you are invited to come at any time between 11am and 3pm. You can learn about the Rock River Trail History Trail and the Scenic and Historic…

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Mammoths to Mounds: 13,000 Years of Native American History

September 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Free

People have lived in the Rock River valley ever since the last ice age. Dr. Bill Green presents this program where you’ll learn how the latest archaeological discoveries are adding to our understanding of the area’s ancient residents. This is a program of our Time Travelers Series that explores the fascinating history of this land and the people who lived or worked near the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River over the centuries. It is also part of…

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Discover The Women Of The Confluence | Time Traveler Series Program

September 12, 2021 @ 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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We reveal, for the first time, the lives of the women who lived at the confluence of the Rock River and Turtle Creek from 1800-1880. From the Ho-Chunk women who made their homes here until they were forced to leave, to the Native wives of French fur traders, and the settlers who arrived by wagon to build their home in the new frontier. People have lived at the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River for over 12,000 years,…

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Starry, Starry Nights | Free Night Hikes & Community Fire at Nature At The Confluence

September 15, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Free

Ever wonder what goes on at night in nature? Join us as we explore the nighttime sights, smells, and sounds on this guided hike at Nature At The Confluence. Night hikers will be encouraged to sharpen their senses to be able to spot signs of animal life and learn more about the inhabitants of the night. This is a free event. Great for families and all ages! Our fireplace will light up the evening, and you can gather to make…

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November 2021

Family Fall Walkabout

November 7, 2021 @ 2:00 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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$5

Make a Fall Memory Stick as you walk the trails along the creeks and river at Nature At The Confluence and see the changing prairie and woodland landscape of fall! Enjoy a roasted marshmallow as you gather around the toasty fire. Then get crafty with a cool Make-n-Take wood ornament before you leave for home with warm memories of a fun fall afternoon! $5 suggested donation per family to cover cost of suppliesThis is a come and go event. We…

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Flashlight Friday at Nature At The Confluence

November 12, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Free

Ever wonder what goes on at night in nature? Here’s your chance to find out! Grab your flashlight and join us as we head out into the woods to explore the nighttime sights, smells, and sounds on this guided hike on the wooded and prairie trails at Nature At The Confluence. Bring a flashlight and your sense of adventure! We’ll gather after our hike for roasted marshmallows around the toasty fire! Then you can run around on your own and…

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December 2021

South Beloit Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

December 3, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Ongoing Activities From 4:30 to 6:00pm: – Ornament Making & Tree Decorating – Fire & Marshmallow Roasting – Enjoy Hot Cider & Hot Chocolate – Take a fun picture at the Festive Selfie Spot! – 4:45 & 5:15 – Fireside Storytelling – 5:00pm – Tree Lighting Ceremony – 5:30pm – Woodland Night Hike Guided by Nature At The Confluence (bring your own flashlight). This free community event will be held at Nature At The Confluence, but PLEASE access parking behind…

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January 2022

Winter Dazzle Day with 815 Outside

January 2 @ 1:00 pm - 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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Free

Kick Off 2022 with dazzling ways to have outdoor Winter fun! Stop by at any time between 1-3pm at Nature At The Confluence to enjoy an outdoor hike, make a pine cone bird feeder, learn about Phenology; do a tree bark rubbing and then warm up around our blazing fire and roast a marshmallow! A limited supply of snowshoes will be available to try out (conditions permitting).We're partnering up with 815 Outside to bring this fun event to the community.…

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March 2022

Juliette Kinzie: Frontier Storyteller | Women’s History Month Program

March 12 @ 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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In honor of Women’s History Month, we invite you to join us for an introduction to Juliette Kinzie and explore her journey as she chronicled her life adventures from proper New England society lady, to life as the Indian Agent’s wife. This program is presented by Kathe Crowley Conn, author of the biography “Juliette Kinzie: Frontier Storyteller”. This program is free, but space is limited and registration is required – register below. In 1830, young Juliette Magill Kinzie moved from…

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Juliette Kinzie: Frontier Storyteller

March 12 @ 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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Juliette Kinzie, the wife of John Kinzie who is Indian agent at Fort Winnebago (now Portage), one of Wisconsin’s earliest settlements. While living at the fort in 1830-1832, Juliette came to know the Indian communities that called the land home, especially the Ho-Chunk. She was among the first white women to visit Ke-Chunk, the Ho-Chunk village that was located here along Turtle Creek.  She later wrote about her visit in her best-selling book about her experiences, “Wau-Bun: The Early Day…

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Discover The Women Of The Confluence | Women’s History Month

March 19 @ 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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Free

Women’s History Month | Honoring the women who lived at the confluence of the Rock River and Turtle Creek from 1800-1880. From the Ho-Chunk women who made their homes here until they were forced to leave, to the Native wives of French fur traders, and the settlers who arrived by wagon to build their home in the new frontier. People have lived at the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River for over 12,000 years, but much of the…

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April 2022

Free Oak Sapling Giveaway in Celebration of Earth Day

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 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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The public is invited to pick up the free bare-root oak saplings Earth Day, Friday, April 22, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 23, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (or while supplies last). Each sapling is 1-2 feet long and will need to be planted within a few days of pick up. Take home a free bare-root Bur Oak, Red Oak, or Swamp White Oak sapling to plant as part of Rock River Trail’s efforts to restore habitat along this…

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Guided EarthWalk To Celebrate Earth Day | With 815 Outside

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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We’ll walk along Nature At The Confluence’s EarthWalk Trail with stops featuring quotes from “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants” by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Robin draws on her life as an indigenous woman and scientist to show how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. As we pause at each stop, we’ll ponder Robin’s insightful words as they relate to the restoration work being done…

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Earth Day Walkabout – Sneak Peek at The Confluence Conservation Area

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Join Nature At The Confluence’s 2022 Earth Day Walkabout and you’ll be among the first to see and learn firsthand the work we’re doing to restore the land at the newly designated Confluence Conservation Area along the Rock River. This is a guided 2-mile hike on beautiful, but long-neglected river bottomland, where more than 200 tires, 27 TVs, and 4 truckloads of trash were hauled out in 2021 (and more yet to haul out!). We’ll reveal the fascinating history of…

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May 2022

Community Fire & Drum Circle

May 19 @ 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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Free

We're excited to bring back the Community Fire and Drum Circle this summer!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! Or just come to enjoy the community fire, listen to the drumming and make a S’more!► Free S’mores are always part of the fun.►Hula Hoops, Dance Ribbons!►No registration, Free event!►Fun for the whole family!►Event is cancelled if there is…

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Meet Me At The Confluence

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 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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Celebrate the start of summer with Nature At The Confluence! Meet our summer staff, learn something new at our activity stations, and enjoy free snacks. The new Sky Carp mascot will be with us from 10am-12pm for photos and fun! This is a free, family-friendly event.

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Tuesday Trailblazing

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours outside throughout the week. We invite you to spend that time at Nature At The Confluence! Explore our trails on Tuesday afternoons with inspiration from our staff. Binoculars, bug nets, bug boxes and more will be available for borrowing, and we provide free water and snacks. All ages welcome.

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June 2022

Trek for National Trails Day

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 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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There’s something magical about being outdoors. Fresh air, birds singing, moving along a trail or even just around the block – there’s nothing quite like it. National Trails Day® is the perfect opportunity to get out there with the people you love, give back to the trails that bring us together, and make sure no one is left out. We want to hear from YOU! Borrow a map, binoculars, or a bug net and go explore our trails. When you…

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Trek for National Trails Day

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 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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There’s something magical about being outdoors. Fresh air, birds singing, moving along a trail or even just around the block – there’s nothing quite like it. National Trails Day® is the perfect opportunity to get out there with the people you love, give back to the trails that bring us together, and make sure no one is left out. We want to hear from YOU! Borrow a map, binoculars, or a bug net and go explore our trails. When you…

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Tuesday Trailblazing

June 7 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Free

Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours outside throughout the week. We invite you to spend that time at Nature At The Confluence! Explore our trails on Tuesday afternoons with inspiration from our staff. Binoculars, bug nets, bug boxes and more will be available for borrowing, and we provide free water and snacks. All ages welcome.…

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Tuesday Trailblazing

June 7 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours outside throughout the week. We invite you to spend that time at Nature At The Confluence! Explore our trails on Tuesday afternoons with inspiration from our staff. Binoculars, bug nets, bug boxes and more will be available for borrowing, and we provide free water and snacks. All ages welcome.

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Early Bird Gets The Worm- Birding Hike

June 8 @ 6:08 am - 7:00 am
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Free

In celebration of Beloit 608 Day, we will be waking up early to experience the amazing bird activity that takes place at dawn. Join us at the nature center for a treat from Bagels & More before we explore our Rock River Birding & Hiking Trail together. Bring your own binoculars, or borrow a pair of ours. This is a free, all ages event. Space is limited so please register.

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Tuesday Trailblazing

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours outside throughout the week. We invite you to spend that time at Nature At The Confluence! Explore our trails on Tuesday afternoons with inspiration from our staff. Binoculars, bug nets, bug boxes and more will be available for borrowing, and we provide free water and snacks. All ages welcome.

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Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 22, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 6, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 13, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 20, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 24, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 31, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on September 7, 2022 at 10:00 am

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

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can! We might work on pulling Garlic Mustard or other invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. Join us! We thank you and the Earth thanks you! ► Bring your own gloves please.►We’ll…

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Meet the Monarchs! Family Program with Nature At The Confluence and 815 Outside

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Free

In this program that is designed for kids and their adults, you’ll learn about the amazing monarch butterfly, their life cycle, and their unique long-distance migration. You’ll view our indoor monarch habitat up close and personal to see the entire life cycle of a monarch. Then we’ll get out our microscopes so you can see the amazing structure of a monarch wing and see the difference between a healthy monarch and one with a disease. This family program is designed…

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Friday Nature Friends

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until July 30, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Join us on Fridays for story and activity time under our cottonwood tree. Recommended for children ages 4-7, this series will introduce our local plant and animal friends and help build nature vocabulary. This program series is sponsored by the Judith H. Adams Fund and is in partnership with the South Beloit Public Library. Please register in advance, as space is limited.

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Meet The Monarchs Family Program

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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$10

Meet Nature At The Confluence’s monarchs up close and personal! In this program that is designed for kids and their adults, you’ll learn about the amazing monarch butterfly, their life cycle, and their unique long-distance migration. You’ll view our indoor monarch habitat up close and personal to see the entire life cycle of a monarch. Then we’ll get out our microscopes so you can see the amazing structure of a monarch wing and see the difference between a healthy monarch…

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Tuesday Trailblazing

June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours outside throughout the week. We invite you to spend that time at Nature At The Confluence! Explore our trails on Tuesday afternoons with inspiration from our staff. Binoculars, bug nets, bug boxes and more will be available for borrowing, and we provide free water and snacks. All ages welcome.

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Community Fire & Drum Circle

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 21, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on September 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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It’s Back! 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! Or just come to enjoy the community fire, listen to the drumming and make a S’more! Free S’mores are always part of the fun. Hula Hoops, Dance Ribbons! No registration, Free event! Fun for the whole family! Event is cancelled if there is rain. Join in the fun each…

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Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 22, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 6, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 13, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 20, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 24, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 31, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on September 7, 2022 at 10:00 am

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

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can! We might work on pulling Garlic Mustard or other invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. Join us! We thank you and the Earth thanks you! ► Bring your own gloves please.►We’ll…

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Meet The Monarchs Family Program

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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$10

Meet Nature At The Confluence’s monarchs up close and personal! In this program that is designed for kids and their adults, you’ll learn about the amazing monarch butterfly, their life cycle, and their unique long-distance migration. You’ll view our indoor monarch habitat up close and personal to see the entire life cycle of a monarch. Then we’ll get out our microscopes so you can see the amazing structure of a monarch wing and see the difference between a healthy monarch…

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Friday Nature Friends

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until July 30, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Join us on Fridays for story and activity time under our cottonwood tree. Recommended for children ages 4-7, this series will introduce our local plant and animal friends and help build nature vocabulary. This program series is sponsored by the Judith H. Adams Fund and is in partnership with the South Beloit Public Library. Please register in advance, as space is limited.

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Family Nature Picnic Party

June 26 @ 12:00 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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We invite you to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy, then head out on our trails to explore the beauty of the Rock River, Turtle Creek, and Kelly Creek. Complete our nature scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes. All ages welcome.

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Tuesday Trailblazing

June 28 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours outside throughout the week. We invite you to spend that time at Nature At The Confluence! Explore our trails on Tuesday afternoons with inspiration from our staff. Binoculars, bug nets, bug boxes and more will be available for borrowing, and we provide free water and snacks. All ages welcome.

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Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 22, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 6, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 13, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 20, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 24, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 31, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on September 7, 2022 at 10:00 am

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

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can! We might work on pulling Garlic Mustard or other invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. Join us! We thank you and the Earth thanks you! ► Bring your own gloves please.►We’ll…

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Cameras at the Confluence

June 30 @ 6:30 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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$5

Join us during golden hour for a guided photography tour of Nature At The Confluence. Our staff and a local photography expert will be available to answer questions and offer guidance as we explore angles and apertures in nature together. All experience levels and camera types are welcome, including phone cameras. Stick around for fire and s'mores afterward!

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July 2022

Friday Nature Friends

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until July 30, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Join us on Fridays for story and activity time under our cottonwood tree. Recommended for children ages 4-7, this series will introduce our local plant and animal friends and help build nature vocabulary. This program series is sponsored by the Judith H. Adams Fund and is in partnership with the South Beloit Public Library. Please register in advance, as space is limited.

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Doggie Days

July 2 @ 1:00 pm - 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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Doggie Days is making its grand debut! Join us for a doggie party for puppies to play and owners to meet! Our spacious lawn is perfect for lounging in the sun for owners who desire a relaxing day, while our trails are great for a hike. Adventurous pups can even take a swim in Turtle Creek. We will provide drinking water for pups and owners, treats, and a kiddie pool to splash around in- just bring yourself and your dog.…

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Tuesday Trailblazing

July 5 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map

Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours outside throughout the week. We invite you to spend that time at Nature At The Confluence! Explore our trails on Tuesday afternoons with inspiration from our staff. Binoculars, bug nets, bug boxes and more will be available for borrowing, and we provide free water and snacks. All ages welcome.

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Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 22, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 6, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 13, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 20, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 24, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 31, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on September 7, 2022 at 10:00 am

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can! We might work on pulling Garlic Mustard or other invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. Join us! We thank you and the Earth thanks you! ► Bring your own gloves please.►We’ll…

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Friday Nature Friends

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until July 30, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map

Join us on Fridays for story and activity time under our cottonwood tree. Recommended for children ages 4-7, this series will introduce our local plant and animal friends and help build nature vocabulary. This program series is sponsored by the Judith H. Adams Fund and is in partnership with the South Beloit Public Library. Please register in advance, as space is limited.

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Fireflies at Dusk

July 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Free

Come out to the Nature at the Confluence to learn more about these amazing insects. We will read a story, learning about firefly behavior, life cycle, and why they glow. 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 are sure to see a few. This event is free to the public. Please register…

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Tuesday Trailblazing

July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map

Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours outside throughout the week. We invite you to spend that time at Nature At The Confluence! Explore our trails on Tuesday afternoons with inspiration from our staff. Binoculars, bug nets, bug boxes and more will be available for borrowing, and we provide free water and snacks. All ages welcome.

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Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 22, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 6, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 13, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 20, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 24, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 31, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on September 7, 2022 at 10:00 am

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can! We might work on pulling Garlic Mustard or other invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. Join us! We thank you and the Earth thanks you! ► Bring your own gloves please.►We’ll…

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Cameras at the Confluence

July 14 @ 6:30 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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$5

Join us during golden hour for a guided photography tour of Nature At The Confluence. Our staff and a local photography expert will be available to answer questions and offer guidance as we explore angles and apertures in nature together. All experience levels and camera types are welcome, including phone cameras. Stick around for fire and s'mores afterward!

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Friday Nature Friends

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until July 30, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map

Join us on Fridays for story and activity time under our cottonwood tree. Recommended for children ages 4-7, this series will introduce our local plant and animal friends and help build nature vocabulary. This program series is sponsored by the Judith H. Adams Fund and is in partnership with the South Beloit Public Library. Please register in advance, as space is limited.

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Peace Pole Class

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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$65

Learn how to make this beautiful and personalized Peace Pole. ArtbyKarla will show you how. All supplies are included in the cost of the class except for the sealer which needs to dry overnight. If you would like to bring stencils you can, but are not necessary to complete this project. The Peace Pole is a PVC post sleeve measuring 4"x4"x44". Please bring a lunch/snacks if you like because this class takes around 5 hours. Don't wait too long to…

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Tuesday Trailblazing

July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map

Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours outside throughout the week. We invite you to spend that time at Nature At The Confluence! Explore our trails on Tuesday afternoons with inspiration from our staff. Binoculars, bug nets, bug boxes and more will be available for borrowing, and we provide free water and snacks. All ages welcome.

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Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 22, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 6, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 13, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 20, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 24, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 31, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on September 7, 2022 at 10:00 am

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can! We might work on pulling Garlic Mustard or other invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. Join us! We thank you and the Earth thanks you! ► Bring your own gloves please.►We’ll…

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Jr. Explorer’s | Digging Up History & Metal Detecting Adventure (Ages 7-11)

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on July 23, 2022 at 10:00 am

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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$10

Time to put on your explorer’s hat! On this Jr. Explorer Adventure kids, ages 7-11, will become part of the Confluence Discovery Team! They’ll dig with us into the history of the confluence land and waters and find out about the people and animals who lived here and learn what traces they’ve left behind. They’ll learn about the archeological dig done right here for Ke-Chunk, a Ho-Chunk village. We’ll touch and learn about ancient fossilized animal bones and ancient tools.…

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Community Fire & Drum Circle

July 21 @ 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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Free

We're excited to bring back the Community Fire and Drum Circle this summer!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! Or just come to enjoy the community fire, listen to the drumming and make a S’more!► Free S’mores are always part of the fun.►Hula Hoops, Dance Ribbons!►No registration, Free event!►Fun for the whole family!►Event is cancelled if there is…

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Community Fire & Drum Circle

July 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 21, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on September 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map

It’s Back! 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! Or just come to enjoy the community fire, listen to the drumming and make a S’more! Free S’mores are always part of the fun. Hula Hoops, Dance Ribbons! No registration, Free event! Fun for the whole family! Event is cancelled if there is rain. Join in the fun each…

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Friday Nature Friends

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until July 30, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map

Join us on Fridays for story and activity time under our cottonwood tree. Recommended for children ages 4-7, this series will introduce our local plant and animal friends and help build nature vocabulary. This program series is sponsored by the Judith H. Adams Fund and is in partnership with the South Beloit Public Library. Please register in advance, as space is limited.

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Jr. Explorer’s | Digging Up History & Metal Detecting Adventure (Ages 7-11)

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 23, 2022 at 10:00 am

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map
$10

Time to put on your explorer’s hat! On this Jr. Explorer Adventure kids, ages 7-11, will become part of the Confluence Discovery Team! They’ll dig with us into the history of the confluence land and waters and find out about the people and animals who lived here and learn what traces they’ve left behind. They’ll learn about the archeological dig done right here for Ke-Chunk, a Ho-Chunk village. We’ll touch and learn about ancient fossilized animal bones and ancient tools.…

Find out more »

Tuesday Trailblazing

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map

Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours outside throughout the week. We invite you to spend that time at Nature At The Confluence! Explore our trails on Tuesday afternoons with inspiration from our staff. Binoculars, bug nets, bug boxes and more will be available for borrowing, and we provide free water and snacks. All ages welcome.

Find out more »

Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 22, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 6, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 13, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 20, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 24, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 31, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on September 7, 2022 at 10:00 am

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can! We might work on pulling Garlic Mustard or other invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. Join us! We thank you and the Earth thanks you! ► Bring your own gloves please.►We’ll…

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Bat Night At The Confluence

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Free

Bats are one of the most unique and important members of our local ecosystem. Immerse yourself in Community Science by joining our bat monitoring hike at Nature At The Confluence. Learn about native bat species and sound-monitoring techniques using the “bat pack”. Open for all ages and experience levels. Register at the link.

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Doggie Days

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Doggie Days is making its grand debut! Join us for a doggie party for puppies to play and owners to meet! Our spacious lawn is perfect for lounging in the sun for owners who desire a relaxing day, while our trails are great for a hike. Adventurous pups can even take a swim in Turtle Creek. We will provide drinking water for pups and owners, treats, and a kiddie pool to splash around in- just bring yourself and your dog.…

Find out more »

Friday Nature Friends

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until July 30, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map

Join us on Fridays for story and activity time under our cottonwood tree. Recommended for children ages 4-7, this series will introduce our local plant and animal friends and help build nature vocabulary. This program series is sponsored by the Judith H. Adams Fund and is in partnership with the South Beloit Public Library. Please register in advance, as space is limited.

Find out more »

August 2022

Tuesday Trailblazing

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map

Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours outside throughout the week. We invite you to spend that time at Nature At The Confluence! Explore our trails on Tuesday afternoons with inspiration from our staff. Binoculars, bug nets, bug boxes and more will be available for borrowing, and we provide free water and snacks. All ages welcome.

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Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 22, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 6, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 13, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 20, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 24, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 31, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on September 7, 2022 at 10:00 am

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can! We might work on pulling Garlic Mustard or other invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. Join us! We thank you and the Earth thanks you! ► Bring your own gloves please.►We’ll…

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Cameras at the Confluence

August 4 @ 6:30 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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$5

Join us during golden hour for a guided photography tour of Nature At The Confluence. Our staff and a local photography expert will be available to answer questions and offer guidance as we explore angles and apertures in nature together. All experience levels and camera types are welcome, including phone cameras. Stick around for fire and s'mores afterward!

Find out more »

Tuesday Trailblazing

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map

Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours outside throughout the week. We invite you to spend that time at Nature At The Confluence! Explore our trails on Tuesday afternoons with inspiration from our staff. Binoculars, bug nets, bug boxes and more will be available for borrowing, and we provide free water and snacks. All ages welcome.

Find out more »

Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 22, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 6, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 13, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 20, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 24, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 31, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on September 7, 2022 at 10:00 am

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can! We might work on pulling Garlic Mustard or other invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. Join us! We thank you and the Earth thanks you! ► Bring your own gloves please.►We’ll…

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Wind Chimes Class

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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$65

Learn how to make this adorable Wind Chime. Learn how to make this adorable Wind Chime. ArtbyKarla will show you step-by-step. All the supplies are included in the class. If you have something extra you would like to add to your wind chime feel free to bring it. Don't wait too long to sign up for this fun class because seating is limited.

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Tuesday Trailblazing

August 16 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map

Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours outside throughout the week. We invite you to spend that time at Nature At The Confluence! Explore our trails on Tuesday afternoons with inspiration from our staff. Binoculars, bug nets, bug boxes and more will be available for borrowing, and we provide free water and snacks. All ages welcome.

Find out more »

Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 22, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 6, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 13, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 20, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 24, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 31, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on September 7, 2022 at 10:00 am

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can! We might work on pulling Garlic Mustard or other invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. Join us! We thank you and the Earth thanks you! ► Bring your own gloves please.►We’ll…

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Community Fire & Drum Circle

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 21, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on September 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map

It’s Back! 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! Or just come to enjoy the community fire, listen to the drumming and make a S’more! Free S’mores are always part of the fun. Hula Hoops, Dance Ribbons! No registration, Free event! Fun for the whole family! Event is cancelled if there is rain. Join in the fun each…

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Tuesday Trailblazing

August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map

Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours outside throughout the week. We invite you to spend that time at Nature At The Confluence! Explore our trails on Tuesday afternoons with inspiration from our staff. Binoculars, bug nets, bug boxes and more will be available for borrowing, and we provide free water and snacks. All ages welcome.

Find out more »

Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 22, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 6, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 13, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 20, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 24, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 31, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on September 7, 2022 at 10:00 am

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can! We might work on pulling Garlic Mustard or other invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. Join us! We thank you and the Earth thanks you! ► Bring your own gloves please.►We’ll…

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Hatha Yoga

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Free

Come flow into your day at The Nature of the Confluence! Join Aaron Wilson for a 60-minute beginners Hatha Yoga class on the bank of Turtle Creek. Aaron’s classes move between mediation and linked-asana that will focus on Vrksasana (Tree Pose) and rooting deeply into the earth. This is a free event and your RSVP is appreciated. Please bring your own mat, water, and maybe bug spray. This class is for ages 13 and up. $5 donation suggested.

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Hatha Yoga

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Free

Come flow into your day at The Nature of the Confluence! Join Aaron Wilson for a 60-minute beginners Hatha Yoga class on the bank of Turtle Creek. Aaron’s classes move between mediation and linked-asana that will focus on Vrksasana (Tree Pose) and rooting deeply into the earth. This is a free event and your RSVP is appreciated. Please bring your own mat, water, and maybe bug spray. This class is for ages 13 and up. $5 donation suggested.

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Tuesday Trailblazing

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours outside throughout the week. We invite you to spend that time at Nature At The Confluence! Explore our trails on Tuesday afternoons with inspiration from our staff. Binoculars, bug nets, bug boxes and more will be available for borrowing, and we provide free water and snacks. All ages welcome.

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Tuesday Treks

August 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 26, 2022

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

Join our staff for free guided hikes at 3pm and 5pm, or explore on your own! Hike distance ranges from .5 to 2 miles on mostly flat, dirt and gravel trails. Free water and snacks provided. All ages welcome. Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours outside throughout the week. We invite you to spend that…

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Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

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One event on September 7, 2022 at 10:00 am

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

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can! We might work on pulling Garlic Mustard or other invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. Join us! We thank you and the Earth thanks you! ► Bring your own gloves please.►We’ll…

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September 2022

Tuesday Treks

September 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 26, 2022

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

Join our staff for free guided hikes at 3pm and 5pm, or explore on your own! Hike distance ranges from .5 to 2 miles on mostly flat, dirt and gravel trails. Free water and snacks provided. All ages welcome. Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours outside throughout the week. We invite you to spend that…

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Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 22, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 6, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 13, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 20, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 24, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 31, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on September 7, 2022 at 10:00 am

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

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can! We might work on pulling Garlic Mustard or other invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. Join us! We thank you and the Earth thanks you! ► Bring your own gloves please.►We’ll…

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History At The Confluence Open House | Beloit Heritage Days

September 9 @ 11:00 am - 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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The confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River is where the history of our community begins. Stop in to learn about the amazing history of the land at the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River. Come any time between 11am and 1pm to learn about the Rock River Trail History Trail and the Scenic and Historic Route, learn about Ke-Chunk, the largest Ho-Chunk village that was located here and see “Ke-Chunk Ciporke”, a sculpture by Ho-Chunk artist…

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History At The Confluence Open House | Beloit Heritage Days

September 9 @ 11:00 am - 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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The confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River is where the history of our community begins. Stop in to learn about the amazing history of the land at the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River. Come any time between 11am and 1pm to learn about the Rock River Trail History Trail and the Scenic and Historic Route, learn about Ke-Chunk, the largest Ho-Chunk village that was located here and see “Ke-Chunk Ciporke”, a sculpture by Ho-Chunk artist…

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“If This Land Could Talk” | Beloit Heritage Days Weekend

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Free

If this land could talk it would tell you about the people that cared for it, revered it, cried for it, dreamed of it, and shaped it over the millennia. The people of Ke-Chunk, a large Ho-Chunk village, tended crops in the rich soil. When they left in 1832, a fur trader built a small cabin for his two Native American wives and children to live in. Then settlers moved in, taming the land, including Irish migrant railroad workers who…

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“If This Land Could Talk” | Beloit Heritage Days Weekend

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Free

If this land could talk it would tell you about the people that cared for it, revered it, cried for it, dreamed of it, and shaped it over the millennia.The people of Ke-Chunk, a large Ho-Chunk village, tended crops in the rich soil. When they left in 1832, a fur trader built a small cabin for his two Native American wives and children to live in. Then settlers moved in, taming the land, including Irish migrant railroad workers who created…

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Fireside With A Fur Trader | Beloit Heritage Days

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 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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Free

Join us at our fire to learn about the fur trade from "Huna Mato", owner of HM Trading Post. Huna will have a trade bead display, and animal skull and fur display. Great for kids! Come anytime between 1-3pm► Try a sample of Three Sisters soup which is inspired by our Native American Heritage Garden, featuring beans, squash and corn.► Learn about Joseph Thibault, the fur trader that lived at the confluence of Turtle Creek and Rock River.►►This event is…

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Fireside With A Fur Trader | Beloit Heritage Days

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 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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Free

Join us at our fire to learn about the fur trade from “Huna Mato”, owner of HM Trading Post. Huna will have a trade bead display, and animal skull and fur display. Great for kids! Come anytime between 1-3pm ► Try a sample of Three Sisters soup which is inspired by our Native American Heritage Garden, featuring beans, squash and corn. ► Learn about Joseph Thibault, the fur trader that lived at the confluence of Turtle Creek and Rock River.…

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Fireside With A Fur Trader | Beloit Heritage Days

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 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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Free

Join us at our fire to learn about the fur trade from “Huna Mato”, owner of HM Trading Post. Huna will have a trade bead display, and animal skull and fur display. Great for kids! Come anytime between 1-3pm ► Try a sample of Three Sisters soup which is inspired by our Native American Heritage Garden, featuring beans, squash and corn. ► Learn about Joseph Thibault, the fur trader that lived at the confluence of Turtle Creek and Rock River.…

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Detecting the Past – Metal Detecting Adventure for Kids Ages 7+

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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$5

Time to put on your explorer’s hat! On this Jr. Explorer Adventure kids, ages 7-11, will become part of the Confluence Discovery Team! They’ll dig with us into the history of the confluence land and waters and find out about the people and animals who lived here and learn what traces they’ve left behind. They’ll learn about the archeological dig done right here for Ke-Chunk, a Ho-Chunk village. We’ll touch and learn about ancient fossilized animal bones and ancient tools.…

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Tuesday Treks

September 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 26, 2022

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

Join our staff for free guided hikes at 3pm and 5pm, or explore on your own! Hike distance ranges from .5 to 2 miles on mostly flat, dirt and gravel trails. Free water and snacks provided. All ages welcome. Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours outside throughout the week. We invite you to spend that…

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Early Bird Gets The Worm- Fall Migration

September 14 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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One event on September 28, 2022 at 7:00 am

One event on October 12, 2022 at 7:00 am

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Wake up early to experience the amazing bird activity that takes place at dawn. Join us for coffee (BYO mug) before we explore our Rock River Birding & Hiking Trail together. Bring your own binoculars, or borrow a pair of ours. This is a free, all ages event. Space is limited so please register here: https://natureattheconfluence.com/event/early-bird-gets-the-worm-fall-migration/

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Yoga at the Confluence

September 15 @ 8:30 am - October 27 @ 9:30 am
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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$12

Embrace the fall weather while connecting with your breath in this beginner-friendly yoga class. Enjoy flowing led by Lily Herbold, a registered yoga instructor who earned her certification at three different international yoga schools and teaches yoga at the Stateline YMCA. We have a few mats available for borrowing, but recommend bringing your own. You may want to bring a towel to lay between your mat and the ground. Each class is $12 per person and requires a minimum of…

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Community Fire & Drum Circle

September 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 21, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on September 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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It’s Back! 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! Or just come to enjoy the community fire, listen to the drumming and make a S’more! Free S’mores are always part of the fun. Hula Hoops, Dance Ribbons! No registration, Free event! Fun for the whole family! Event is cancelled if there is rain. Join in the fun each…

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Snake Day At The Confluence

September 18 @ 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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$5

Snakes play an important role in our ecosystem, yet there is still so much we don’t know about them! Learn about local snake populations from our guest herpetologist Nathan Kutok, and discover how you can volunteer to help monitor snakes at Nature At The Confluence. Content most appropriate for ages 13+

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Tuesday Treks

September 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 26, 2022

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

Join our staff for free guided hikes at 3pm and 5pm, or explore on your own! Hike distance ranges from .5 to 2 miles on mostly flat, dirt and gravel trails. Free water and snacks provided. All ages welcome. Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours outside throughout the week. We invite you to spend that…

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Cameras At The Confluence- Autumn Beauty

September 22 @ 5:30 pm
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One event on October 16, 2022 at 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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$5

Explore nature’s autumn beauty with us! Our staff and local photographers will lead you on a slow stroll as we search for picturesque views together. All experience levels and camera types are welcome, including phone cameras. Stick around for apple cider and photo sharing afterward!

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Friends of The Confluence 5th Anniversary Celebration

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Free

We want to thank everyone who has made our first five years possible, including you! Please join us as we celebrate all that has been accomplished at this special place and learn about what is to come. Enjoy live music by The Castle, taste refreshments inspired by our garden harvest, and take an optional guided Sunset Hike at 6pm. A fire and s’mores are always part of the fun. Please join us any time between 4-6pm. Free event, please RSVP…

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