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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

October 2018

Community Fire and Drum & Percussion Circle

October 18, 2018 @ 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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Community Fire and Drum & Percussion Circle Join in the fun each month on the 3rd Thursday, May-Oct, 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! Click here for more upcoming Earth, Wind & Fire Programs

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December 2018

Candy Cane Hunt with Welty Environmental

December 6, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
$5

Grab a bag to search for candy canes that have been scattered throughout Nature at the Confluence. Additional activities include candy cane craft, hot chocolate by a fire and games. This fun program is offered by Welty Environmental Center. Please go to our event site and click the "Click Here To Register" button to secure your spot.

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March 2019

The Search for Ke-Chunk Village At The Confluence with Dr. Bill Green

March 10, 2019 @ 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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The Search for Ke-Chunk Village At The Confluence 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 features a variety of programs held throughout the year at Nature At The Confluence that highlights the culture and heritage of historic and contemporary Native American Indians. The…

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SIGNS OF SPRING 3.19.2019

March 19, 2019 @ 3:30 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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$5

Celebrate the Spring Equinox–the 1st day of Spring is March 20th. Come hike around Nature at the Confluence looking for signs that winter is over. A take home spring craft will also be included. All ages welcome.

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Prescribed Burn Training presented by Natural Land Institute

March 31, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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$60

Sunday, March 31, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost: $60 (Includes the 155 page Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Manual) Preregistration is required Register with Natural Land Institute at this link Location: Nature at the Confluence for classroom instruction, 306 Dickop St., South Beloit, IL 61080 and prescribed burn location after the lunch break is to be announced and weather permitting. Natural Land Institute’s Director of Stewardship, Zach Grycan, and Melissa Grycan, Restoration Ecologist for The Land Conservancy of McHenry…

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April 2019

Ho-Chunk Flute Making Workshop

April 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on April 6, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on April 7, 2019 at 9:00 am

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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$150

Ho-Chunk Flute Making Workshop with Bill Quackenbush, Ho-Chunk Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, 3-day course held April 5-7. During this 3-day instructional course you’ll learn about the history of the Native American courting flute, then you’ll be guided on how to make, then play your very own flute. This program is held at Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center, which is situated along Turtle Creek and the site of the historic Ho-Chunk Village: Kečąk or Turtle Village. You’ll be able…

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The Reclusive Native Cat – The Bobcat

April 14, 2019 @ 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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Presented by Jennifer Kuroda, Founder of the Illinois Bobcat Foundation Bobcats, named for their short, bobbed tail, are about twice the size of a common house cat. They use their keen sight and hearing to hunt rabbits, squirrels, small rodents and some birds. They are mostly nocturnal, reclusive animals that prefer forested or wooded areas. Once hunted almost to extinction in the Midwest, bobcats have been making a comeback over the past 40 years. In this talk, Jennifer will cover…

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April Showers!

April 16, 2019 @ 3:30 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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$5

Where does water go? Where does it all come from? Come play games that help us better understand the water cycle, I.D. cloud types, and investigate local runoff and drainage into Kelly Creek and Turtle Creek. All ages welcome. Registration required. Register at our website or call 608-362-6212.

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Nature Kids: Ho-Chunk Storytelling | Celebration of National Storytelling Day – Ages 7-11

April 27, 2019 @ 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: Ho-Chunk Storytelling | Celebration of National Storytelling Day, Saturday, April 27, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Oral storytelling is one way that Ho-Chunk culture, traditions, and language are passed down from generation to generation. The featured story is the “The Ho-Chunk Courting Flute”. Storytelling and an art project are part of this program for ages 7-11. This free program is funded through…

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May 2019

Walk With Me Among My Homelands: Hear the Echoes of My Ancestors

May 4, 2019 @ 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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$5

A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village Janice Rice, a member of Ho-Chunk Nation, invites you to listen and envision a walk amidst the beauty of her ancestral homelands. Rice is a retired librarian with a focus on American Indian resources, literature, culture, history, language preservation & revitalization.

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Nature Drawing Workshops for Ages 13-Adult

May 16, 2019 @ 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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$15.00

We’re offering 3 Nature-based drawing classes for which you can sign up individually for $15 each or you can sign up for all three at once for $35 total. May 16 – 6:30 to 8pm- Birds! Wisconsin is home to over 300 species of birds and each one creates its own challenges when it comes to portrayal. Join this workshop for a crash-course on bird anatomy and effective ways to capture our flying friends on paper. These workshops will be…

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Cameras At The Confluence: Urban Landscapes with Tuo Giorno Photography

May 23, 2019 @ 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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Bill and Livy from Tuo Giorno Photography will be our featured photographers for this month's Cameras At The Confluence which focuses on capturing urban landscapes. As a photographer, when you hear the word landscape your mind will most likely conjure up images of lush valleys, looming mountains, and majestic, sweeping vistas. But done well, a different type of landscape photography, the urban landscape, can produce shots that are equally as compelling as anything Mother Nature can throw your way. Tuo…

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Intro to Fly Fishing at Nature at the Confluence

May 25, 2019 @ 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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$5.00

Fly fishing is fun, relaxing and easy to learn for all ages. In this basic intro course you’ll get tips on how to choose fly fishing gear & tackle, where to fish, how to safely release fish and more in this program offered by Joshua Glovinsky, owner of Midwest Fishing Adventures. After the indoor program, we’ll head outside where you’ll have an opportunity to practice casting on the land, then head to the creek for an on-water demo by Josh.…

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Learn to Draw In The 100 Acre Woods | For Budding Artists

May 25, 2019 @ 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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$8.00

Artists-in-training will visit the Hundred-Acre Woods to learn to draw Christopher Robin’s stuffed-animal friends! With a rich, storytelling heritage, Winnie the Pooh represents friendship, simple joys, and the curious yet gentle nature of a child’s imagination. Young artists will enjoy drawing their favorite honey-loving bear and some of his friends. Artists will be guided through the drawing process, starting with a basic shape, such as a circle or an oval, with each new step building upon the previous one, progressing…

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June 2019

“Bears, Bees & Honey Tea Party” | Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods – Ages 4-7

June 2, 2019 @ 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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“Bears, Bees & Honey Tea Party” is our theme for this special Nature Kids program. Bring your favorite bear or other stuffed animal and a blanket or beach towel along for this Tea Party where you’ll learn all about how special bees are! We’ll have a tea party under the shade of The Big Tree, where you’ll enjoy tasting organic herbal tea and lemonade sweetened naturally with local honey. Featuring a Story Under the Big Tree and free play at…

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Meet Me At The Confluence Season Kickoff

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 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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Head down to the Confluence to help us kick off our exciting summer season! Free event for the community! ►The Illinois Natural History Traveling Science Center is coming to town! Hop on board this cool mobile exhibit to explore the informative, engaging science exhibits. 10am-1pm ►Adventures in the 100 Acre Woods! Grab a map and find all the spots in our new Pooh-inspired locations around our property – 10am-1pm ►Monarch Magic – See our love monarch exhibit 10am-1pm ► See…

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Illinois Natural History Traveling Science Center

June 8, 2019 @ 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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The Illinois Natural History Traveling Science Center is coming to town! Hop on board this cool mobile exhibit to explore the informative, engaging science exhibits. 10am-2pm FREE!

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

June 8, 2019 @ 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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Youth and Dad Fly Fishing

June 15, 2019 @ 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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$10.00

Bring Dad out on Father’s Day weekend to learn a new skill you can enjoy together! Fly fishing is fun, relaxing and easy to learn for all ages. In this basic intro course you’ll get fly fishing tips and will have an opportunity to practice casting on the land, then head to the creek for an on-water demo and to try fly casting. No fishing license is needed, as this Illinois’ Free Fishing Weekend. You’ll also get tips on how…

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

June 18, 2019 @ 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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Community Fire & Drum Circle

June 20, 2019 @ 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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Cameras At The Confluence: Night Lights

June 25, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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The Drum Circle this July has a new twist! The special feature this month is Yoga for Kids with the South Beloit Library with a special storytelling feature. And whether you're a seasoned drummer, or have never tried, you are invited to participate. 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.

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Welty Kids at NATC: Fireflies

July 19, 2019 @ 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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NATC 100 Acre Woods Day Camp- Prickly Plants & Rolling Rocks

July 25, 2019 @ 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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Campers will explore Nature at the Confluence learning how to identify plants and create their own plant journals. They will learn about plant life cycles and roles plants play in habitats. Then they will learn about the geology of the Stateline area, including how rocks change over time. They will find and make their own rock buddies to take home. Youth program, ages 6 to 12 years. Please dress to be outside and bring a sack lunch, sun screen, bug…

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Cameras At The Confluence: Zoom, Zoom!

July 25, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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NATC Nature’s Rock Star

August 15, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Ho-Chunk sculpture “Ke-Chunk Ciporoke” Dedication and Drumming Event

September 7, 2019 @ 2:00 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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The dedication of “Ke-Chunk Ciporoke” sculpture by Wisconsin Ho-Chunk artist Truman Lowe (1944-2019) will be held at a public event at Nature At The Confluence, 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL on Saturday, September 7, 2:00 p.m. Lowe created this sculpture to honor the Ho-Chunk people who once lived along Turtle Creek at Ke-Chunk village until 1832. At the dedication Wisconsin Dells Singers, a Ho-Chunk drumming group led by Elliott Funmaker, will sing an honor songs in Truman’s memory, and…

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Monarch Magic: The Amazing Journey of the Monarch Super Generation

September 15, 2019 @ 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

Learn about the mighty monarch “super generation”. While other generations of monarchs live about 2-4 weeks, the super generation will live 8 times longer! These monarchs are the last generation for the season, and will fly up to 80 miles a day on a 2000 mile journey to a massive monarch over-wintering location in Mexico. In this program you’ll learn about this amazing journey and find out how easy it is for you to get involved in helping increase the…

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Cameras At The Confluence: Capturing Color and the Golden Hour

September 29, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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

Now We’re Cooking! Dutch Oven Cooking Class

November 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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$5

In this popular program outdoorsman and chef Terry Bomkamp will share his favorite recipes and hints for a successful meal every time. You’ll be able to enjoy samples of Terry’s dutch oven creations! $5 per person Dutch Oven Cooking is a unique and fun way to prepare delicious meals and desserts for your family and friends. Come see how easy it is to prepare crowd-pleasing meals around the campfire and at home using your own cast iron cookware, easy to…

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

November 2, 2019 @ 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

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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“Terrific Turkeys” Growing Up Wild™ Program – Ages 4-7

November 16, 2019 @ 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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Free but registration is required

It’s Turkey Time! Kids and families will enjoy story time, craft play time and outdoor nature exploration in this free program recommended for ages 4-7. Siblings are welcome! Growing Up WILD™ is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. fun, innovative activities and experiences. Free Event! Space is Limited. Registration is Required!Please reserve at https://natureattheconfluence.com/event/terrific-turkeys-growing-up-wild-program-ages-4-7/ This is a family event and an…

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Cameras At The Confluence: Available Light and Season End Social

November 16, 2019 @ 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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“That’s How I Remember It” | Time Traveler Series Program

November 17, 2019 @ 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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John Patrick grew up near the Confluence and is full of tales of life along the Stateline in the 40’s, 50’s and beyond! South Beloit history buff John Patrick is author of 5 books including “The Good Old Days” and “Stateline Snapshots: A Beloit Area Scrapbook”. You won’t want to miss this talk that kicks off our “Time Traveler Series” that will highlight the people who lived and worked near the confluence of the Rock River and Turtle Creek. John…

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Cameras At The Confluence “Sunrise. Sunset.” featuring Spencer Jelinek Photography

November 24, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Spencer Jelinek is a prolific photographer that has exploded onto the regional photography scene with his amazing sunset and sunrise photos and other scenes. Come meet Spencer as he shares some of his favorite photos and find out about his techniques. Visit Spencer’s Instagram and Facebook page 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…

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December 2019

“Tracks!” Growing Up Wild™ Program – Ages 4-7

December 28, 2019 @ 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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Who’s Making Tracks in Our Woods? Kids and families will enjoy story time, sensory play time and outdoor nature exploration in this free program recommended for ages 4-7. Siblings are welcome! Growing Up WILD™ is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. fun, innovative activities and experiences. Free Event! Space is Limited. Registration is Required!Please reserve your space at https://natureattheconfluence.com/event/tracks-growing-up-wild-program-ages-4-7/ This is…

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January 2020

“The Confluence: If This Land Could Talk” | Time Traveler Series Program featuring Therese Oldenburg

January 18, 2020 @ 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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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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April 2020

“Riding The Rails” film screening | Time Traveler Series

April 7, 2020 @ 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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The Confluence area was once home to a “hobo jungle”, a gathering place and encampment of men (and sometimes women) who rode the rails. We present the PBS documentary Riding the Rails to tell the poignant and little-known story of teen hobos during the Depression in the 1930s, a time of desperation and bitter hardship.This documentary is a winner of 18 major awards including the Peabody Award and Best Documentary. Riding the Rails is that rare film that will inform,…

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May 2020

Tortoise And The Hare with Hoo Haven | Woods of Wonder Family Program

May 17, 2020 @ 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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Who is faster, the tortoise or the hare? Come find out when you meet Hoo Haven’s animal ambassadors in this fun interactive family program! - Children must be accompanied by an adult. - This program is offered at no cost to the community through a Hoo Haven grant from Ecolab - Space is limited! Registration required – register via this link https://bit.ly/2SgxVqM About Hoo Haven: We are dedicated to rehabilitating and releasing, sick, injured and orphaned, North American Wildlife, and…

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Soaring With Eagles program by photographer Kurt Van Galder | Cameras At The Confluence

May 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Kurt Van Galder is an accomplished wildlife photographer that has just returned from photographing penguins in Antarctica! But he doesn’t have to travel far to see his favorite subject – the American Bald Eagle. Kurt has spent hours photographing the Boney Island eagles on the Rock River on the Confluence property, as well as other eagles around the country. Kurt’s presentation will have you soaring with the eagles! You will experience the nest cycle right up to the fledge flights…

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Fire Masters | Woods of Wonder for Ages 7-11

May 27, 2020 @ 6:00 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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Become A Fire Master! Learn how to survive in the Woods Of Wonder by making a fire! In this hands-on program, you’ll learn fire safety, how to start a fire & different types of fires. You’ll learn how people used fire for many different uses over the centuries. After making our fire, we’ll roast S’mores to enjoy! For Ages 7-11 Fire Masters is offered on two dates: Wed, May 27, 6pm and Thu July 30, 6pm – Only register for…

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June 2020

Creatures of The Creek | Woods of Wonder for Ages 7-11

June 6, 2020 @ 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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Amazing creatures live in Turtle Creek and Kelly Creek! In this citizen science program kids ages 7-11 will learn about the animals, fish and tiny creatures called macro-invertebrates that live in these streams. They’ll learn how healthy our watershed is and how they can be good stewards of our watershed. We’ll also take a hike to see our new trail in the Rock River bottomland and learn about this special eco-system. Creatures of The Creek is offered on two dates:…

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Birds and Binoculars with Welty Environmental Center | Woods of Wonder Program

June 10, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Welty Environmental Center staff will lead this program where you’ll head into our “Woods Of Wonder” to do a little birding!. We will use our sense of hearing to learn to identify a few common birds to the area, and then we will discover the power of binoculars to heighten our sight on a hike. Please register with Welty Environmental Center to let us know that you are coming or call 608-362-6212.

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Detecting the Past – Metal Detecting Adventure for Kids Ages 10+

June 11, 2020 @ 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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Time to put your exploration and detecting hat on! In this fun interactive program, you’ll learn how to use a metal detector and learn a bit about the amazing history of the confluence land! Then we’ll head out on an exploration to see what treasures we can find buried beneath the soil and in the stoney bank of the Rock River and Turtle Creek. The Time Traveler Series is sponsored by a Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Grant Offered…

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Nature Kids Woods of Wonder Free Program – Ages 4-7

June 16, 2020 @ 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 21, 2020

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 experience the “Woods Of Wonder” programs at Nature At the Confluence! - Each week features a fun, new theme - Held each Tuesday, 10am-11:00am June 16 through July 21 - 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. - Come once, or come for all! - These themes also…

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Community Fire & Drum Circle

June 18, 2020 @ 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 17, 2020

Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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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! - Free S’mores are always part of the fun. - Hula Hoops, Dance Ribbons! - No registration, Free event! - Fun for the whole family! - Event is canceled if there is rain. - Join in the fun each month on the 3rd Thursday, June-Sept, 6:30-8:00pm

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Map Making and Trail Blazing | Ages 7-11Map Making and Trail Blazing | Ages 7-11

June 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on August 2, 2020 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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Become a Master of the Woods of Wonder! You’ll learn how to make and follow a map, use a compass, and will find and follow trails. You’ll also learn about how people marked trails in the past. You’ll also learn the “Leave No Trace” ethic. We’ll also explore the new Rock River Birding and Hiking Trail to find out what creatures live down there based on their tracks and the markings they leave behind! Offered on two dates: Sat, June…

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The Mysterious Owl with Hoo Haven | Woods of Wonder Family Program

June 28, 2020 @ 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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Who’s the silent master of the night woods? Come find out when you meet Hoo Haven’s owl ambassadors in this fun interactive family program! - Registration required! - Children must be accompanied by an adult. - This program is offered at no cost to the community through a Hoo Haven grant from Ecolab - Space is limited! Registration required – register via this link https://bit.ly/2voLBXw About Hoo Haven: We are dedicated to rehabilitating and releasing, sick, injured and orphaned, North…

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July 2020

Detecting the Past – Metal Detecting Adventure for Kids Ages 10+

July 9, 2020 @ 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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Time to put your exploration and detecting hat on! In this fun interactive program, you’ll learn how to use a metal detector and learn a bit about the amazing history of the confluence land! Then we’ll head out on an exploration to see what treasures we can find buried beneath the soil and in the stoney bank of the Rock River and Turtle Creek. The Time Traveler Series is sponsored by a Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Grant Offered…

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Creatures of The Creek | Woods of Wonder for Ages 7-11

July 11, 2020 @ 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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Amazing creatures live in Turtle Creek and Kelly Creek! In this citizen science program kids ages 7-11 will learn about the animals, fish and tiny creatures called macro-invertebrates that live in these streams. They’ll learn how healthy our watershed is and how they can be good stewards of our watershed. We’ll also take a hike to see our new trail in the Rock River bottomland and learn about this special eco-system. - Creatures of The Creek is offered on two…

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Amazing Raptors with Hoo Haven | Woods of Wonder Family Program

July 19, 2020 @ 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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Raptors are birds characterized by powerful talons and beaks, and keen vision that allows them to detect prey during flight. Come find out about these amazing birds when you meet Hoo Haven’s raptor ambassadors in this fun interactive family program! Registration required! - Children must be accompanied by an adult. - This program is offered at no cost to the community through a Hoo Haven grant from Ecolab - Space is limited! Registration required – register via this link https://bit.ly/2Si31Op…

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Rocks Rock! with Welty Environmental Center | Woods of Wonder Program

July 26, 2020 @ 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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Welty Environmental Center staff will lead this program at Nature at the Confluence to learn more about the wonderful lives of rocks. As part of Woods of Wonder, we will explore the nature of rocks. We will touch and feel many types of rocks as we journey through the rock cycle. And for an additional $2.00, your explorer will enjoy cracking their own geode. Please register with Welty Environmental Center to let us know that you are coming or call…

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Fire Masters | Woods of Wonder for Ages 7-11

July 30, 2020 @ 6:00 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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Become A Fire Master! Learn how to survive in the Woods Of Wonder by making a fire! In this hands on program, you’ll learn fire safety, how to start a fire & different types of fires. You’ll learn how people used fire for many different uses over the centuries. After making our fire, we’ll roast S’mores to enjoy! For Ages 7-11 - Fire Masters is offered on two dates: Wed, May 27, 6pm and Thu July 30, 6pm – Only…

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August 2020

Map Making and Trail Blazing | Ages 7-11

August 1, 2020 @ 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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Become a Master of the Woods of Wonder! You’ll learn how to make and follow a map, use a compass, and will find and follow trails. You’ll also learn about how people marked trails in the past. You’ll also learn the “Leave No Trace” ethic. We’ll also explore the new Rock River Birding and Hiking Trail to find out what creatures live down there based on their tracks and the markings they leave behind! - Offered on two dates: Sat.,…

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Adventures With Audubon | Time Traveler Series Program featuring Brian “Fox” Ellis

August 9, 2020 @ 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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Portraying Audubon the artist, Brian “Fox” Ellis will enchant children and families with stories of his travels in the wildest places on the planet. Listen to tales of his adventures as he accomplishes something no one had ever done before: drawing every bird in North America. Fox is a storyteller and educator who brings the personality and artwork of Audubon to life. This is a program Of Our “Time Traveler Series” which is supported by a grant from the Greater…

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September 2020

Protectors of the Corn Moon: How the Rock River Ho-Chunks Hid 1,200 Fugitive Indians & Mired U.S. Troops During the 1832 Black Hawk War

September 12, 2020 @ 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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“Protectors of the Corn Moon: How the Rock River Ho-Chunks Hid 1,200 Fugitive Indians & Mired U.S. Troops During the 1832 Black Hawk War” - This is a free program, but registration is required as seating is limited. Please register via this link https://bit.ly/2HhrwFa - An optional 1/2 hour guided walk after the program will further investigate Ke-Chunk village and their gardens. You’ll also see the new “Ke-Chunk Ciporke” sculpture by Ho-Chunk artist Truman Lowe which honors the Ho-Chunk Native…

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June 2021

Discover A Bug’s Life with the Bug Lady Morgan Robinson

June 6 @ 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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Free

Come touch, see and learn about the amazing live bug friends of Bug Lady, Morgan Robinson!- This is a “come and go” event, so come any time between 11am-1pm to visit her display of live bugs and chat with Morgan about the bugs in her collection.- We’ll also have our bug nets and bug boxes available if you want to go on a “Bug Safari” on our trails (catch, observe, and release please!)- This is a program presented in partnership…

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Jr. Explorer Adventures: Discoveries Of Land, River & Sea | Time Travelers Series

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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$15.00

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. Then we’ll touch and learn about ancient fossilized animal bones and ancient…

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Amazing Raptors! The Great Horned Owl & Red-Tailed Hawk With Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab

June 19 @ 10:30 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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Get Up Close & Personal with Amazing Raptors!Raptors are fierce hunters that use stealth to surprise all kinds of prey. Come find out about these amazing birds when you meet Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab & Education’s Red-Tailed Hawk & Great Horned Owl ambassadors in this fun interactive family program! You’ll also learn about the fascinating work this rehabilitator does to care for injured raptors. This program is offered at no cost to the community through a grant from the Judith…

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Wednesday Walkabout at Nature At The Confluence

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 26, 2021

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

June 30 @ 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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July 2021

Cameras at the Confluence

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 6, 2021 at 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

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’ll head out on a photography hike together. After our photography hike, we will…

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Wednesday Walkabout at Nature At The Confluence

July 7 @ 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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Discover Raptors! Red-Tailed Hawk & Great Horned Owl With Hoo Haven

July 10 @ 11:00 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

Get Up Close & Personal with Amazing Raptors! Raptors are fierce hunters that use stealth to surprise all kinds of prey. Come find out about these amazing birds when you meet Hoo Haven’s Red-Tailed Hawk & Great Horned Owl ambassadors in this fun interactive family program! You’ll also learn about the fascinating work this rehabilitator does to care for injured animals. This program is offered at no cost to the community through a grant from the Judith H. Adams fund.…

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“This Land Is Your Land” Folk Songs of Woodie Guthrie featuring Bucky Halker

July 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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llinois Folk Singer Bucky Halker will have you spellbound as he musically weaves the story of the people who labored and lived at the confluence land…from the men who rode the rails and lived in encampments during the depression era, to the Irish workers who toiled to build the railroads, and the men who labored in the foundries We invite you to join Bucky Halker for a musical program with commentary that features folksongs of Illinois and songs from Woodie…

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Wednesday Walkabout at Nature At The Confluence

July 14 @ 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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Exploring Ecosystems

July 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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One event on July 24, 2021 at 10:30 am

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

Join us to make easy, closed ecosystems in mason jars! We will provide all necessary supplies, as well as snacks and water. Building a closed ecosystem demonstrates symbiotic relationships between plants and insects, as well as the oxygen cycle. We will build our jars, take a snack break, and head out on a guided hike to learn more about the ecosystems that exist here at Nature at the Confluence. You’ll take home your own ecosystem in a jar! This event…

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Jr. Explorer Adventures: Discoveries Of Land, River & Sea | Time Travelers Series

July 20 @ 3:30 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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$15.00

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. Then we’ll touch and learn about ancient fossilized animal bones and ancient…

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Wednesday Walkabout at Nature At The Confluence

July 21 @ 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

July 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, happening 3 times

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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Exploring Ecosystems

July 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Nature At The Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus, 306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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$10

Join us to make easy, closed ecosystems in mason jars! We will provide all necessary supplies, as well as snacks and water. Building a closed ecosystem demonstrates symbiotic relationships between plants and insects, as well as the oxygen cycle. We will build our jars, take a snack break, and head out on a guided hike to learn more about the ecosystems that exist here at Nature at the Confluence. You’ll take home your own ecosystem in a jar! This event…

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Discover The Women Of The Confluence | Time Traveler Series Program

July 25 @ 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

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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Wednesday Walkabout at Nature At The Confluence

July 28 @ 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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August 2021

Wednesday Walkabout at Nature At The Confluence

August 4 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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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 @ 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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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 @ 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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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 @ 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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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 @ 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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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 @ 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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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 @ 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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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 @ 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 @ 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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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 @ 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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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 @ 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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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 @ 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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