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Jul
18
Wed
Wednesday Walkabout @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hit the gravel-packed trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm (summer hours). 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.

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

Jul
19
Thu
Dinner on the Dock: Alex Wilson Band @ Prairie Street Brewing Co.
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The 2018 Dinner on the Dock music series is presented by Prairie Street Brewing Co. and offers guests great food, craft beer, and some of the best musical acts from Rockford and the surrounding areas of Chicago, Madison and more. Come by car or boat and relax on the dock with us each Thursday night in beautiful downtown Rockford.

Live Music | Food | Drinks

Thursdays, May 17 – Aug 30, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (music starts at 6:00 p.m.)
FREE Admission | All Ages
Premium outdoor seating is available (starting May 1) at $5/person for parties of eight (8) or more. Call 815.277.9427 or email info@psbrewhouse.com to book a reservation.*

*Reservation pricing does not include food or drink (buffet-style food and beer tents/bars are located nearby for your convenience). Table reservations are available upon order of earliest request, and the $5/person is non-refundable.

Community Fire Gathering & Drum Circle @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Jul 19 @ 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!

Jul
22
Sun
Monarch Magic: How to Raise Monarchs @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Jul 22 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

You can be a monarch hero!

Would you like to learn about raising monarchs? Come to this program to find out how easy it is to raise a monarch. You’ll learn about the life stages, how to find eggs or caterpillars and how to successfully take care of them until you can release a beautiful monarch butterfly.

Raising monarchs is a great educational experience. Only 5-10% of eggs that are laid in the wild will successfully become an adult monarch, so by raising one in a controlled environment, you can increase the chance of a successful release of an adult.

This is a great program for all ages!

Presented by WI Master Naturalist Therese Oldenburg

Jul
24
Tue
Nature Kids program | Have fun naturally! (free program) @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Kids + Nature = Fun!

Bring the kids to Nature At the Confluence for some natural fun! Our staff will present a fun new theme each week and weave that theme through story time, a make and take craft, and natural fun!

  • 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.
  • Held each Tuesday, 10am-11:00am June 19 through July 24. Come once, or come for all!

Program Themes

  • June 19 – Be A Butterfly Hero 
  • June 26 – The Lorax Garden
  • July 3 – Stone Soup
  • July 10 – How Does Your Boat Float? 
  • July 17 –  Turtle Time
  • July 24 – Bird Crazy
Summer Macro Photography : Cameras At The Confluence Photographer Meetup @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Calling all photographers! Here’s your chance to meet. learn. share.

Cameras At The Confluence: Summer Macro Photography
Tuesday, July 24 , 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Each month the  Cameras At The Confluence Photographer’s Meetup features a different theme. This month’s theme is “Summer Macro Photography“. We will discuss and learn some tips to use when photographing close-up images and view examples of Macro Photography. We invite you to bring your Macro Photographs to share with our group. Either bring a print or email it to us in advance at info@natureattheconfluence.com

Macro photography is photography magnified. It is generally recognized as “macro” when you are increasing the size of an object in your picture from about half life-size, as represented on the image sensor, to five times life-size

  • This is a free event open to area photographers.
  • No registration required.

Upcoming Cameras At the Confluence Meetups

  • Tuesday, August 21, 6:30pm – The Golden Hour

 

 

 

Jul
25
Wed
Wednesday Walkabout @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hit the gravel-packed trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm (summer hours). 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.

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

Jul
26
Thu
Dinner on the Dock: Prime Time Live @ Prairie Street Brewing Co.
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The 2018 Dinner on the Dock music series is presented by Prairie Street Brewing Co. and offers guests great food, craft beer, and some of the best musical acts from Rockford and the surrounding areas of Chicago, Madison and more. Come by car or boat and relax on the dock with us each Thursday night in beautiful downtown Rockford.

Live Music | Food | Drinks

Thursdays, May 17 – Aug 30, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (music starts at 6:00 p.m.)
FREE Admission | All Ages
Premium outdoor seating is available (starting May 1) at $5/person for parties of eight (8) or more. Call 815.277.9427 or email info@psbrewhouse.com to book a reservation.*

*Reservation pricing does not include food or drink (buffet-style food and beer tents/bars are located nearby for your convenience). Table reservations are available upon order of earliest request, and the $5/person is non-refundable.

Jul
29
Sun
Paddle Trip – Rock River Fur Traders Run – Downtown Beloit to Macktown @ John Rose Canoe Launch - Downtown Beloit
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fur Traders River Run Rock River Nature At the Confluence South Beloit Illinois Wisconsin (8) (Custom)Please note: Due to flood damage at Nature At The Confluence landing, Rocktown Adventures will be using the John Rose Canoe Launch in downtown Beloit for this paddle. 

REGISTER NOW WITH ROCKTOWN ADVENTURES

This six mile guided paddle, which traces the route fur traders used back in the day when the Rock River acted like a Commerce Highway, will launch at 9:00 AM. Enjoy the wooded scenery and wildlife on a leisurely paddle as you follow the Fur Traders route down to the Macktown Trading post, where a shuttle will be waiting to take you back to the launch site at Nature at the Confluence. You can expect to be back at the launch site around Noon. There is one portage required on this trip at the Rockton Dam.

The price for this experience is $50 and includes kayak, paddle, pfd, guide, shuttle, and a good time. Price is $20 for those that have their own vessel. Trip is limited to 10 participants (we may be able to handle more but won’t know until we get closer to the event date) so don’t delay. To sign up please give Rocktown Adventures a call at 815-636-9066 or click here to register.

Aug
1
Wed
Wednesday Walkabout @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hit the gravel-packed trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm (summer hours). 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.

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