Adventures In Your Own Backyard programs kicks off the season at Nature At The Confluence

You’ll discover plenty of ways to have new adventures and fun experiences with Nature At The Confluence’s “Adventures In Your Own Backyard” program series. This series draws on the skills and experience of local experts and encourages people to try something new with an emphasis on local experiences. All programs are family friendly.

Micro Adventures – Saturday, March 24, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Micro Adventures are journeys, trips, expeditions and adventures that are close to home, affordable, easy to plan and unforgettable! Come get inspired to have a more adventurous year in this program by Wisconsin Master Naturalist Therese Oldenburg. You’ll get inspiration, ideas and leave with a plan for fun! You’ll even have a chance to pick your next secret adventure!

Geocaching Adventures – Sunday, April 22, 1:00–2:00 p.m. Terri Gile and Brian Gile will tell you about how to join in the fun of the world’s largest treasure hunt with Geocaching. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enable devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

Turtle Creek Fishing Adventures – Sunday, April 29, 1:00-2:00 p.m.  Want to know how to get to the fish on Turtle Creek? You could get into a kayak, or better yet, get right into the water! Josh Oldenburg grew up fishing on Turtle Creek and over the years he’s perfected and honed his skills. His preferred method to get to the fish is walking while fishing. In this program Josh will tell you about what a great fishery Turtle Creek is, and he’ll share some tales about what he’s caught, what he caught them on and what gear you’ll need. Registration required.

Kayak Fishing Adventures – Sunday April 29, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Whether you’re a seasoned kayak angler, or just thinking about trying it out, you’ll learn some great tips and tactics in this seminar. Join Colin Belle of Hobie Kayak Fishing Team Midwest for an in-depth kayak fishing seminar that will cover basics as well as advanced tactics to help you catch more fish on any water – creek, rivers or lakes. Colin will present tips on choosing the right kayak for your fishing needs, how to rig it, and choose the right electronics and safety equipment to keep you safe while enjoying your time on the water. Registration required.

All programs are held at Nature At The Confluence Learning Center, 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit. Some programs require registration and have a small suggested donation.For more information you can email