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Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Prescribed Burn Training Sunday, March 31, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost:  $60 (Includes the 155 page Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Manual) Preregistration is required Register with Natural Land Institute at this link Natural...
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Apr 5 – Apr 7 all-day Nature at the Confluence
A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village  Ho-Chunk Flute Making Workshop with Bill Quackenbush, Ho-Chunk Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, 3-day course held April 5-7. During this 3-day...
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Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Bobcat photo from the IL DNR website Presented by Jennifer Kuroda, Founder of the Illinois Bobcat Foundation Bobcats, named for their short, bobbed tail, are about twice the size of a common house cat. They...
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Apr 16 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Where does water go? Where does it all come from? Come play games that help us better understand the water cycle, I.D. cloud types, and investigate local runoff and drainage into Kelly Creek and Turtle...
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Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Thursday, April 25, 6:00 p.m., “Macro Photography – A Budding Topic”, Spring has so much life bursting onto the scene and one of the most incredible ways to photograph it is by way of macro...
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Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Dawson Field
10am breakfast at Palmer Park, work 11am at Jeffries Park (aka Dawson Field) Volunteers welcome! Expect 50 t0 60 students for our project.
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature at the Confluence
A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village  Nature Kids: Ho-Chunk Storytelling | Celebration of National Storytelling Day, Saturday,  April 27, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Oral storytelling is...
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Apr 28 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am Mocha Moment
Drink coffee, eat, raise money. Easy! Bring you neighbors & friends! 100% of proceeds go to the Rock Trail Coalition! Thanks Steve, Kathy & Staff!
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village Janice Rice, a member of Ho-Chunk Nation, invites you to listen and envision a walk amidst the beauty...
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May 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Harrison Elementary School @ 760 Princeton Ave
The Janesville Velo Club hosts this 2nd annual community event – a free fun-filled morning of biking related activities geared for the entire family. Scheduled events include skills like Slalom, Figure 8, Tight Turns and...
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May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Beloit Public Library
Cycling the Rock River Trail from Horicon to Rock Island, Illinois. First riders to complete the 320 mile Rock River Trail. Read: https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2018/06/08/niu-prof-wnij-producer-to-be-first-to-bike-pedal-entire-rock-river-trail/avyxxf2/
May 17 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
2 volunteers needed 7am to 9am at the new Town Square Park, downtown Janesville.
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Thursday, May 23, 6:00 p.m., “”, Featured photographer to be announced. Cameras At The Confluence is free monthly program that features a new photography topic each month with special guest speakers and experts. Participants will...
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May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Fly fishing is fun, relaxing and easy to learn for all ages.   In this basic intro course you’ll get tips on how to choose fly fishing gear & tackle, where to fish, how to...
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Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
“Bears, Bees & Honey Tea Party”  is our theme for this special Nature Kids program. Bring your favorite bear or other stuffed animal and a blanket or beach towel along for this Tea Party where...
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Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Who Once Lived Here? |  Ke-Chunk Village At The Confluence A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village  This program will also be offered on Sunday,...
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Jun 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Help your budding naturalist expand their plant identification skills with a pressed plant journal. We will go on a short hike to gather specimens and then learn how to press them. Supplies to bring: Specimen...
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Jun 15 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm Lions Beach @ 1401 Palmer Dr
Janesville Morning Rotary Annual Pie Ride is a bicycling event featuring 20k, 50k, 100k and 100 mile Century routes through scenic Southern Wisconsin. Serious riders can choose one of the longer rides, while the 20K...
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Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Bring Dad out on Father’s Day weekend to learn a new skill you can enjoy together! Fly fishing is fun, relaxing and easy to learn for all ages. In this basic intro course you’ll get...
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Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
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....
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Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Downtown Janesville
Downtown Janesville will be filled with excitement for the Janesville Town Square Gran Prix, the sixth leg of the Tour of America’s Dairyland Series. Racers will enjoy a course that not only showcases Janesville’s scenic...
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Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
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....
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Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Tuesday, June 25, 7:00 p.m., “Night Lights”, We’ll use ground fountain fireworks, sparklers, and a blazing fire in the fireplace to set up opportunities for photographer to practice and learn new techniques. Featured photographer to...
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Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Campers will learn basic fishing fishing skills and catch and release etiquette. The day will be spent learning about fish, aquatic habitats and ecosystems, and tools used for fishing. They will make crafts that include...
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Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
“Adventure Is A Wonderful Thing”  is our theme for this special program Featuring a Story Under the Big Tree and Pooh’s Pop Up Discovery Stops & Thinking Spots Recommended for ages 4-7. Siblings are welcome. Must be accompanied...
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Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
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....
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Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
“What’s Growing In Rabbit’s Garden?”  is our theme for this special program Featuring a Story Under the Big Tree and Pooh’s Pop Up Discovery Stops & Thinking Spots Recommended for ages 4-7. Siblings are welcome. Must be accompanied...
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Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
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....
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Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Campers will use hip waders to river walk Kelly Creek looking for signs of human impact, documenting what they find. They will conduct water monitoring tests and compare their results against data collected in 2018....
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