Canoecopia is presented by
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Ages 17 and under are FREE
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Access for 90 days
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||Hiking among the giant grizzlies of Kamchatka, shooting the rapids of rivers in China, traveling alone through the nameless peaks of Alaska's Brooks Range, and climbing to the summit of Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro, award-winning writer and photographer Jeff Rennicke has lived a life of adventure. His travels and poetic stories have been chronicled in more than two hundred magazine articles in such publications as National Geographic Traveler, Backpacker, Reader's Digest and others twice winning Gold Medals for Excellence from the Society of American Travel Writers. He is the author of ten books including Treasures of Alaska: Last Great American Wilderness and Jewels on the Water: Lake Superior's Apostle Islands. His photography has been exhibited in the American Museum of Natural History, Reader's Digest, National Geographic Traveler and more. He has been an on-board lecturer in Alaska with National Geographic Expeditions. Currently, he is the Executive Director of Friends of the Apostle Islands.
"The real journey of discovery," wrote Marcel Proust "consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." For more than 20 years, Jeff Rennicke traveled the globe as a writer and photographer seeking stories in new landscapes, seeking the wondrous in exotic places. But it took coming home to the Apostle Islands to show him real beauty, real wonder, and a lasting sense of place.
In this presentation, Rennicke tells of the joys and frustrations of coming to find the beauty in his own backyard - kayaking, hiking, seeking the northern lights on the frozen back of Lake Superior, and listening to the landscape of the Apostles. Filled with philosophy, inspiration, and real hands-on techniques, this presentation will open your eyes again to your own backyard, wherever you live, and having you seeing the world "with new eyes."