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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||John Bates is the author of ten books and a contributor to seven others, all of which focus on the natural history of the Northwoods. He has worked as a naturalist in Wisconsin's Northwoods for 32 years. His most recent book is "Wisconsin's Wild Lakes: A Guide to the Last Undeveloped Natural Lakes." John and his wife, fiber artist Mary Burns, live on the Manitowish River in Iron County, WI, where they raised two daughters.
Finding a deep sense of place requires outward and inward study. Understanding an outer landscape is achieved through a lifetime of ecological exploration. Developing one's inner landscape is done through the translation of our growing ecological literacy into love. Ultimately, we're seeking to become someone whose heart is as well-educated as our mind. This talk will be an exploration of what that may mean for you, and what it has meant for the author in Wisconsin's Northwoods.
Undeveloped wild lakes are a relative rarity on Wisconsin's landscape despite our wealth of lakes in the state. Paddling a wild lake offers a peace that's often hard to find, as well as an insight into our native plant and animal communities that live in and on our lakes. So, where are these lakes? What are their keynotes? And why should we care? Find answers to these questions and more in this presentation.