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
Cash or check only for tickets purchased at the event
Access for 90 days
Cash or credit, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center
||Neal Schroeter MD lives in Washburn, WI & is an Emergency Room physician in Ashland, WI where the hospital conference rooms are named after the Apostle Islands. He regularly organizes & leads trips in the Apostle Islands, where he has paddled to or around all 22 islands.
He owns a company, Whitecap Kayak, a business that mentors youth in leadership skills through kayak guiding & instructions.
He is an ACA L5 Coastal Kayak instructor, L4 Whitewater instructor & L4 Coastal Kayak Instructor Trainer Educator.
He is an Advanced Wilderness Life Support, & Wilderness First Responder instructor.
He also is a pastor at the Range Community Bible Church in Hurley, WI.
What do you do when calling 911 is not an option and someone is ill or hurt? Or, even if you could call 911, help is hours or even days away? What can you do about anaphylactic shock, hemorrhage, broken bones, dislocated shoulders, puncture wounds? This presentation could serve as a great introduction and motivation to take a wilderness medicine course, or serve as a great review if you have.
The Apostle Islands are one of the best places in the world to sea kayak! Some history and wonderful wilderness landscapes will be reviewed in this presentation. Focus will center on what the Apostles are like and what it takes to be safe and prepared to paddle in this special National Lakeshore Park.
So, you say you'll stay warm & dry?! Famous last words! Cold water goes with paddling in the mid-west. Cold water immersion and hypothermia is one of the biggest dangers paddlers face. To stay safe, it's necessary to have a healthy respect for the cold waters we paddle. Neal will cover how to prevent, recognize and potentially treat cold water injuries. This presentation could save your life!