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Sep
19
Wed
Classroom Field Trip Grant Session for Teachers @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Nature At The Confluence and Welty Environmental Center are teaming up to help teachers get funding to bring their students on a trip for a full day of nature-based, ecology and conservation education.

Four dates are being offered for a free 2-hour grant writing session that will assist teachers in applying for up to $700 Target Stores Field Trip Grant. This grant can fund transportation, admissions and supplies for Spring 2019 field trips for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.

DETAILS – In a fun and fast two-hour session, we’ll assist teachers in writing a grant that would cover a full day of nature based, ecology and conservation education. Nature at the Confluence in South Beloit will be the field trip location site. During the session we’ll provide information about our organizations including how programming could meet state standards; help with phrasing, brainstorming and other assistance.

“The trip was excellent. What a great educational site and collaboration of programs you have there.  Even the chaperones expressed interest in coming back on their own.  I hope to, too!”  ~ 3rd Grade Teacher

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW!

Teacher Grant Writing Session Dates at Nature at the Confluence, 306 Dickop St., South Beloit, IL

  • Wednesday, September 19, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

About the Nature at the Confluence Learning Center & Welty Environmental Center:
The Nature at the Confluence Learning Center is located in South Beloit where the Turtle Creek joins the Rock River. The non-profit organization offers programs focusing on nature, ecology and local history and they have large indoor and outdoor classroom meeting spaces with bathrooms and sinks. Welty Environmental Center is our programming partner.

Program Options Include: 

  • Monarch Magic – learn about monarch conservation
  • Watershed Education
  • Macroinvertabrate Investigation
  • Or other Environmental Education Programs tailored to your need

Register Below



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Sep
20
Thu
Fall Harvest Fire & Drum Circle @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrating the Harvest from Our Gardens! Featuring Samples of Stone Soup

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!

Even if you don’t want to drum, you can sample our “Stone Soup” featuring organic herbs and veggies from our garden. Or roast a s’more in our fireplace.

  • No registration, Free event! Donations are appreciated!
Sep
26
Wed
The Golden Hour : FALL – Cameras At The Confluence Photographer Meetup @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Golden Hour : FALL
Wed, Sept 26, 6-7pm
Sunset is at 6:45 – you may want to come early to scout subjects to shoot as the light gets lower.

As days grow shorter, the skies at sunset glow with the most spectacular hues, blooming with pinks, reds and oranges. Come join other photographers to try to capture that “golden hour’ glow.

Here’s your chance to meet. learn. share.

  • Open to all levels of photographers – from beginners to experts.
  • This is a free event open to area photographers.
  • No registration required.

 

 

 

 

Sep
28
Fri
Nature Poetry & Prose With Natural Land Institute @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presented by Natural Land Institute In Partnership with Nature at the Confluence

Be inspired by literary works featuring poetry and prose about nature as you listen to the writers read their creative compositions that celebrate time in nature and commemorate their experiences with and observations of the natural world. This event will also be a book launch for an anthology of poetry and prose works from past participating writers. Please join us for this exciting fall evening event at Nature at the Confluence.

Cost: FREE for NLI members, $5 for non-members

Registration requested by Thursday, September 27: call 815/964-6666  – Click Here to Register

Sep
29
Sat
Fall Clean Up At The Confluence @ Nature at the Confluence
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Pitch in and help us get the Nature Center ready for fall and winter!

  • We’ll be doing weed pulling, garden clearing, and helping put away garden items for the winter.
  • We’ll be treating our wonderful volunteers with delicious Apple Cider Donuts and Apple Cider!
  • All ages welcome! Bring gloves, and any favorite tools for trimming and pulling.

Please help us plan ahead and  Register at this link

 

 

Sep
30
Sun
Drawing From Nature : Art Classes @ Nature at the Confluence
Sep 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Creativity At The Confluence presents this 5-week drawing course with a focus on the natural world

This 5-week course is the perfect opportunity for you to become comfortable drawing from nature. This introductory course will cover the  fundamentals of drawing as they apply to depicting nature, and landscapes. The courses are taught by Lemon Wood, an artist currently studying at Beloit College.

Cost: $65 with all supplies | $45 if you bring your own supplies | $5 to attend only Sept 30 Introductory Class if you want to preview this course)

Preregistration required, please register below

Ages: 14 through adult

Course Objectives
-To become familiar with the basic methods, techniques, & tools of drawing
-To take part in a community of artists
-To delve into the challenging and nuanced process of drawing

Course Methods
-Practice & repetition
-Experimentation & discovery based looking
-Observational skills
-Group support & critique

Included Supplies:
-12×18 in Sketchpad
-Winsor & Newton Vine Charcoal – Extra Soft, Pack of 12
-General’s Kimberly Drawing Pencil Set – Assorted Hardness, Set of 10
-Kneaded Eraser
-Extra Soft Eraser

Schedule
Sun, Sept 30, 1:30-3:30pm: Introduction to materials, basic technique, and an overview of the general class objectives. (Note: you can register to only attend this Introductory Class if you want to preview this course.)
Oct 7, 1:30-3:30pm: Gesture drawing demo and discussion of form, shadow, and light, then three 20 minute drawings.
Oct 14, 1:30-3:30pm: Contour drawing explanation and demo followed by a series of 1-15 minute drawings, blind contour and critique of the last two classes work.
Oct 21, 1:30-3:30pm: Intro to Landscapes, structure, depicting space. Four 20 minute drawings and critique.
Oct 28, 1:30-3:30pm: One 10 minute drawing three 30 minute drawings and final critique.

Register Below






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  • Registration

    Please note that you can register for the Sept 30 Introductory Class, but space is limited for the whole 5-week series and may fill up. Do not select the Sept 30 Introductory Class if you are planning to attend all 5 weeks.
  • Price: $65.00

    Quantity:

    11 spots remaining.

  • Price: $45.00

    Quantity:

    12 spots remaining.

  • Price: $5.00

    Quantity:

    10 spots remaining.

  • $0.00

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Oct
4
Thu
Campfire Desserts with Welty Environmental @ Nature at the Confluence
Oct 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for some outdoor fall fun around the fire. You’ll enjoy a collection of some fresh roasted campfire desserts, a fire, craft and games will be included.

This fun program is offered by Welty Environmental Center. Please register below:

Click Here To Register

Oct
7
Sun
Drawing From Nature : Art Classes @ Nature at the Confluence
Oct 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Creativity At The Confluence presents this 5-week drawing course with a focus on the natural world

This 5-week course is the perfect opportunity for you to become comfortable drawing from nature. This introductory course will cover the  fundamentals of drawing as they apply to depicting nature, and landscapes. The courses are taught by Lemon Wood, an artist currently studying at Beloit College.

Cost: $65 with all supplies | $45 if you bring your own supplies | $5 to attend only Sept 30 Introductory Class if you want to preview this course)

Preregistration required, please register below

Ages: 14 through adult

Course Objectives
-To become familiar with the basic methods, techniques, & tools of drawing
-To take part in a community of artists
-To delve into the challenging and nuanced process of drawing

Course Methods
-Practice & repetition
-Experimentation & discovery based looking
-Observational skills
-Group support & critique

Included Supplies:
-12×18 in Sketchpad
-Winsor & Newton Vine Charcoal – Extra Soft, Pack of 12
-General’s Kimberly Drawing Pencil Set – Assorted Hardness, Set of 10
-Kneaded Eraser
-Extra Soft Eraser

Schedule
Sun, Sept 30, 1:30-3:30pm: Introduction to materials, basic technique, and an overview of the general class objectives. (Note: you can register to only attend this Introductory Class if you want to preview this course.)
Oct 7, 1:30-3:30pm: Gesture drawing demo and discussion of form, shadow, and light, then three 20 minute drawings.
Oct 14, 1:30-3:30pm: Contour drawing explanation and demo followed by a series of 1-15 minute drawings, blind contour and critique of the last two classes work.
Oct 21, 1:30-3:30pm: Intro to Landscapes, structure, depicting space. Four 20 minute drawings and critique.
Oct 28, 1:30-3:30pm: One 10 minute drawing three 30 minute drawings and final critique.

Register Below






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  • Registration

    Please note that you can register for the Sept 30 Introductory Class, but space is limited for the whole 5-week series and may fill up. Do not select the Sept 30 Introductory Class if you are planning to attend all 5 weeks.
  • Price: $65.00

    Quantity:

    11 spots remaining.

  • Price: $45.00

    Quantity:

    12 spots remaining.

  • Price: $5.00

    Quantity:

    10 spots remaining.

  • $0.00

    26 tickets remaining.42 tickets remaining.11 class slots remaining.

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Oct
14
Sun
Drawing From Nature : Art Classes @ Nature at the Confluence
Oct 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Creativity At The Confluence presents this 5-week drawing course with a focus on the natural world

This 5-week course is the perfect opportunity for you to become comfortable drawing from nature. This introductory course will cover the  fundamentals of drawing as they apply to depicting nature, and landscapes. The courses are taught by Lemon Wood, an artist currently studying at Beloit College.

Cost: $65 with all supplies | $45 if you bring your own supplies | $5 to attend only Sept 30 Introductory Class if you want to preview this course)

Preregistration required, please register below

Ages: 14 through adult

Course Objectives
-To become familiar with the basic methods, techniques, & tools of drawing
-To take part in a community of artists
-To delve into the challenging and nuanced process of drawing

Course Methods
-Practice & repetition
-Experimentation & discovery based looking
-Observational skills
-Group support & critique

Included Supplies:
-12×18 in Sketchpad
-Winsor & Newton Vine Charcoal – Extra Soft, Pack of 12
-General’s Kimberly Drawing Pencil Set – Assorted Hardness, Set of 10
-Kneaded Eraser
-Extra Soft Eraser

Schedule
Sun, Sept 30, 1:30-3:30pm: Introduction to materials, basic technique, and an overview of the general class objectives. (Note: you can register to only attend this Introductory Class if you want to preview this course.)
Oct 7, 1:30-3:30pm: Gesture drawing demo and discussion of form, shadow, and light, then three 20 minute drawings.
Oct 14, 1:30-3:30pm: Contour drawing explanation and demo followed by a series of 1-15 minute drawings, blind contour and critique of the last two classes work.
Oct 21, 1:30-3:30pm: Intro to Landscapes, structure, depicting space. Four 20 minute drawings and critique.
Oct 28, 1:30-3:30pm: One 10 minute drawing three 30 minute drawings and final critique.

Register Below






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  • Registration

    Please note that you can register for the Sept 30 Introductory Class, but space is limited for the whole 5-week series and may fill up. Do not select the Sept 30 Introductory Class if you are planning to attend all 5 weeks.
  • Price: $65.00

    Quantity:

    11 spots remaining.

  • Price: $45.00

    Quantity:

    12 spots remaining.

  • Price: $5.00

    Quantity:

    10 spots remaining.

  • $0.00

    26 tickets remaining.42 tickets remaining.11 class slots remaining.

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Oct
18
Thu
Community Fire & Drum Circle @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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!