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Jul
23
Tue
Nature Kids Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods – free program – Ages 4-7 @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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, 10am-11:00am 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! *
  • No registration needed.
  • Come once, or come for all!
  • These themes also repeat throughout the summer on various Saturday and Sundays. Click here to view free programs.

* This program is offered at no cost to the community through support from the Jeffrey and Judith Adams Fund and the Colonel Robert H. Morse Foundation.

Program Themes

  • June 18 – Adventure Is A Wonderful Thing – Finding adventures in ordinary places, playing Pooh Sticks
  • June 25 – Who’s Living In These Woods?  Habitat Exploration, Make An Animal Home
  • July 2 – What’s Growing In Rabbit’s Garden? Growing food, eating healthy, cooking food
  • July 9 – Bears, Bees and Honey, Oh My! – Sample delicious honey, find out why bees are good and how we can help them
  • July 16- Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away! – Blustery Day, Watershed, Pooh Sticks
  • July 23 – What’s the Buzz About Prairies? – Discover who lives in the prairie – plants, monarchs, bees, birds, fox & more!

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Jul
25
Thu
Prickly Plants & Rolling Rocks Day Camp with Welty Environmental | Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods @ Nature at the Confluence
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Campers will explore Nature at the Confluence learning how to identify plants and creating their own plant journals. They will Learn about plant life cycles and role 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 repentant, and a full change of clothes.

$30/FWEC members, $35/non-members

This program is offered through Welty Environmental Center, call 608-362-6212 or please register at this link.

Cameras At The Confluence: Zoom, Zoom! @ Nature at the Confluence
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, July 25, 6:30 p.m., “Zoom, Zoom!” with featured photographer Mark Preuschl.

Let’s share some tips on how & when to perform zoom photography and then we’ll get outdoors to practice some shots.

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 required.

Beloit photographer Mark Preuschl will be the facilitator at each program and each month a photographer that specializes in the monthly topic will be the guest presenter.

Photo by Andre Furtado on Unsplash

Other Cameras At The Confluence programs

Tuesday, August 27, 6:30 p.m., “Light, Camera, Action!”, Sports photography, action shooting. Featured photographer to be announced.

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.

Thursday, October 17, 6:30 p.m., “How to Shoot People”, Portrait Photography. Featured photographer to be announced.

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.

For more information email info@natureattheconfluence.com or call 815-200-6910. All programs are held at at Nature At The Confluence Learning Center, 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL.

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Aug
3
Sat
Julie’s Archers for Autism & Rock River Music Festival @ Settlers Park
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
8
Thu
Incredible Invertebrates Day Camp with Welty Environmental | Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods @ Nature at the Confluence
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

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 members, $35/non-members

This program is offered through Welty Environmental Center, call 608-362-6212 or please register at this link.

Aug
9
Fri
Christopher Robin Movie – Free Outdoor Showing @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

This event is sponsored by the Stateline Community Foundation

Watch Trailer Below.

Aug
10
Sat
25th Annual Honor The Mounds Gathering @ Beattie Park
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Aug
11
Sun
The Search for Ke-Chunk Village At The Confluence with Dr. Bill Green @ Nature at the Confluence
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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.

Dr. Bill Green

The Search for Ke-Chunk Village: In this free program, Dr. Bill Green will present findings from his archaeological research along Turtle Creek on the current Confluence Campus in the summer of 2012 which resulted in his report “The Search for Ke-Chunk”. Come learn what we know about Ke-Chunk Village and why people called this area home. We’ll start indoors with a visual presentation and discussion, then walk the confluence property to learn more (less than quarter mile).

BIO: Dr. Bill Green recently retired from Beloit College where he was Adjunct Professor of Anthropology and Chair, Museum Studies Program. His major professional interests include North American archaeology, ethnohistory, and ethnology. Dr. Green actively conducts archaeological studies of Woodland communities occupied 1000-2000 years ago in the Mississippi River valley.

While this program is offered free to the public, donations are appreciated to support bringing programs like this to the community.

See all programs from the We Once Lived Here: The Ho-Chunk at Ke-Chunk Village Learning Series

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Aug
15
Thu
Nature’s Rock Stars with Welty Environmental @ Nature at the Confluence
Aug 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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 we examine geological features throughout Nature at the Confluence.

This program is offered through Welty Environmental Center, call 608-362-6212 or please register at this link.

Community Fire & Drum Circle @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Community Fire and Drum & Percussion Circle

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!