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Nov
16
Sat
“Terrific Turkeys” Growing Up Wild™ Program – Ages 4-7 @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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 your space below!

  • This is a family event and an adult must stay with the children
  • This program is both indoors and outdoors. If it is not raining, we will have some outdoor activity, so please dress appropriately.

Interested in coming for our December program too? You must register for each program in the form below. 
The December program is “Tracks!” Sat., Dec 28, 10am-11am

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Nov
17
Sun
“That’s How I Remember It” | Time Traveler Series Program featuring John Patrick @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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 is very involved with the South Beloit Historical Society and is busy helping get the historic Bushnell Wheeler Home ready for the Christmas Open House Nov 22-24, so we’re so grateful he’s making time to share his recollections with us.

This a free event, but donations to support the upkeep of the Bushnell Wheeler Home are welcome. Learn more about the Bushnell Wheeler Home here: http://bushnellwheelerhome.com/

About The “Time Traveler” Discovery Series – 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 Time Traveler Discovery Series will explore 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. Learn more here

Nov
24
Sun
Cameras At The Confluence “Sunrise. Sunset.” featuring Spencer Jelinek Photography @ Nature at the Confluence
Nov 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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 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.

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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Dec
5
Thu
RTC Annual Meeting (Guest to be announced) @ Beloit Public Library
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Dec
28
Sat
“Tracks!” Growing Up Wild™ Program – Ages 4-7 @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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 below!

  • This is a family event and an adult must stay with the children
  • This program is both indoors and outdoors, so please dress appropriately.
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Jan
18
Sat
“The Confluence:  If This Land Could Talk” | Time Traveler Series Program featuring Therese Oldenburg @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

If this land could talk it would tell you about the people that cared for it, revered it, cried for it, dreamed of it, and shaped it over the millennia. The people of Ke-Chunk, a large Ho-Chunk village, tended crops in the rich soil. When they left in 1832, a fur trader built a small cabin for his two Native American wives and children to live in. Then settlers moved in, taming the land, including Irish migrant railroad workers who created a settlement here they called “Illinoy”.  Later, an orphan lad left his home overlooking Turtle Creek to join the Army where he made the ultimate sacrifice through his heroic actions in battle.  General Pershing later called him one of the greatest heroes of World War I.  

Yes, if this land could talk, it would tell you about those who loved and cared for it, and those who, unfortunately, did not.  Nature At The Confluence’s Executive Director, Therese Oldenburg will tell you about the fascinating history of this land and the people who lived here, and she’ll also share with you how she unearthed “dirty” family ties to it. You’ll also learn about how we’re making our own mark on this land by bringing it back to life, one shovel full at a time. Donations are appreciated so we can continue our work on restoring the land. 

Free Event. Registration is limited to 40 people. Please register below to secure your spot.

About The “Time Traveler” Discovery Series – 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 Time Traveler Discovery Series will explore 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. Learn more here

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