Calendar

Dec
20
Wed
Wednesday Walkabout @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Hit the gravel-packed trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 9am-11am. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on a leash). Stop in the Learning Center afterwards for free coffee, water and a “Confluence Critters” organic animal cracker snack.

  • Free and open to the public.
  • All ages welcome. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No registration needed.
  • The Learning Center is open 9am-11am each Wednesday.

If you walk all three loops of our gravel trails it equals 1/2 mile. 

Dec
21
Thu
Winter Solstice Gathering and Luminary Walk @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Community Light In The Darkest of Nights

Winter Solstice Gathering and Luminary Walk – Thursday, December 21, 6:00-7:30pm
The Winter solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. On this darkest of nights, we invite you enjoy the warmth of the community fire, stroll the candle lit pathways, make s’mores in our toasty fire, listen to the sounds of the season and make pinecone bird feeders to hang outdoors for our feathered friends.
Our special musical guest is Judy Cummings playing Hammered Dulcimer.
We look forward to welcoming back the sun with you. Please join us!
Free event, but donations are appreciated.
Dec
27
Wed
Wednesday Walkabout @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Dec 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Hit the gravel-packed trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 9am-11am. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on a leash). Stop in the Learning Center afterwards for free coffee, water and a “Confluence Critters” organic animal cracker snack.

  • Free and open to the public.
  • All ages welcome. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No registration needed.
  • The Learning Center is open 9am-11am each Wednesday.

If you walk all three loops of our gravel trails it equals 1/2 mile. 

Jan
20
Sat
Strategic Planning/Succession Planning @ Italian House
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Backpacking the Appalachian Trail | Outdoor Adventure Education Series @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Rocktown Adventures and Nature at the Confluence as we present the “Outdoor Adventure Education Series”.

This 4 part series will have an interactive presentation on a different outdoor recreation topic each month from January thru April.  January’s topic is Backpacking the Appalachian Trail.

Snowshoe Hike & Instruction with Rocktown Adventures @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Snowshoeing is a great low impact aerobic activity. However there is more to snowshoeing than simply taking a plunge in some untracked snow. Come have some fun in the snow, meet some new people, and learn the ins and outs of the fastest growing winter sport during our Nature at the Confluence Snowshoe Hike with Rocktown Adventures!

Enjoy S’mores and Hot Cocoa around our big outdoor fire after your adventure!

Part of Beloit Winterfest!

Held Two Times This Season!

January 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
February 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Details: This hour long hike starts with instruction where you will learn how to put on and take off your snowshoes, select the proper snowshoe, and dress for the outdoors in winter. After that we head out on the snow and learn how to get up from a fall, select a comfortable stride for walking and stomping, and turning around as we tour the loop around Nature at the Confluence.

Price includes snowshoes, poles, and a $5 gift Rocktown gift certificate
Adults: $20 |  Kids: 12 and under are 1/2 price!

Location: Nature at the Confluence, 306 Dickop St. South Beloit, IL.
Register: Please call Rocktown Adventures at 815-636-9066 or click to register

We need a minimum of 6 participants and the cooperation of Mother Nature to hold the class. In the event Mother Nature does not cooperate or we fail to get the minimum amount of participants we will make a decision 24 hrs in advance. We will post on our website and Facebook and call all participants.

Winter Walk About | Beloit Winterfest Event @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Jan 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Come explore the Confluence during our Winter Walk About during Beloit’s Winterfest!

  • Enjoy a self-guided hike along our trails and see what critters are active during the winter at the confluence.
  • Family Photo Fun Challenge! Bring your cameras and cell phones to take fun and creative pictures of yourself (do a snow angel!) or of the winter beauty around you. Upload and hashtag #beloitwinterfestfun
  • Enjoy free S’mores and warm yourself at our big fire as the sun sets on a beautiful winter day!

Free drop in program – come and go at any time!
No Registration required.

 

Jan
27
Sat
Candlelight Hike @ Storrs Lake Wildlife Area
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
3
Sat
Candlelight SuperSki (or Hike) Friends of Rockport Park @ Rockport Park
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SuperSki on Super Bowl weekend: Enjoy 2 miles of beautifully candlelit cross-country ski trails in Janesville’s largest park.  Hot chocolate, hot dogs and other snacks.  Warm up and chat around the bonfire.  Open to hikers, skiers and marshmallow roasters of all ages.

Free and open to the public but donations are gratefully accepted.

Justin Presny photo

 

 

Feb
4
Sun
Snowshoe Hike & Instruction with Rocktown Adventures @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Snowshoeing is a great low impact aerobic activity. However there is more to snowshoeing than simply taking a plunge in some untracked snow. Come have some fun in the snow, meet some new people, and learn the ins and outs of the fastest growing winter sport during our Nature at the Confluence Snowshoe Hike with Rocktown Adventures!

Enjoy S’mores and Hot Cocoa around our big outdoor fire after your adventure!

Held Two Times This Season!

January 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
February 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Details: This hour long hike starts with instruction where you will learn how to put on and take off your snowshoes, select the proper snowshoe, and dress for the outdoors in winter. After that we head out on the snow and learn how to get up from a fall, select a comfortable stride for walking and stomping, and turning around as we tour the loop around Nature at the Confluence.

Price includes snowshoes, poles, and a $5 gift Rocktown gift certificate
Adults: $20 |  Kids: 12 and under are 1/2 price!

Location: Nature at the Confluence, 306 Dickop St. South Beloit, IL.
Register: Please call Rocktown Adventures at 815-636-9066 or click to register

We need a minimum of 6 participants and the cooperation of Mother Nature to hold the class. In the event Mother Nature does not cooperate or we fail to get the minimum amount of participants we will make a decision 24 hrs in advance. We will post on our website and Facebook and call all participants.