297 days left until Canoecopia!     March 10 - 12
Canoecopia is presented by


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Location
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, Wisconsin

Show Hours
Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM

Tickets
1-Day: $15.00
3-Day: $30.00
Ages 17 and under are FREE
Cash or check only for tickets purchased at the event

Virtual Tickets
Virtual: $15.00
Access for 90 days

Parking Fees
1-Day: $8.00
Cash or credit, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center

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  Karen Mesmer & Robert Rolley



For thirty-three years Karen Mesmer was a teacher and inspired middle school kids to love science, both in northwest Alaska and Baraboo, Wisconsin. Since retirement she works with teachers and school districts as a science education consultant. She started paddling a canoe when she was a kid and for the past twenty-five years has paddled rec boats on small rivers and sea kayaks on bigger water.

Robert Rolley recently retired after 34 years as a wildlife biologist. Retirement allows him to devote more time to photography, paddling, birding, and traveling. When Karen and Robert got married, their biggest problem was figuring out what to do with their 7 boats. Their solution was to build a boat house.





Presentations

 Kayaking with Penguins, Whales, and Icebergs in Antarctica
(in-person)   Caribou - upstairs Sat 12:30pm-1:15pm 
(available virtually) 
Ever dream of kayaking with penguins, whales, and icebergs? Come join Karen and Robert and hear how, in early 2020, they journeyed to the Falklands, South Georgia Islands, and the Antarctic Peninsula as members of Team Kayak. Leaving on a ship from Ushuaia on the southern tip of South America, they traveled to South Georgia where they kayaked among thousands of king penguins and fur seals. In the South Orkneys, they had their first encounter with a leopard seal. Passing by the largest iceberg in the world in route to the Antarctic Peninsula, they encountered hundreds of humpback whales. Upon reaching the Peninsula, they had numerous paddles with icebergs, both big and small. They also had close encounters with humpback and minke whales and a very curious leopard seal. Learn what happened when a humpback whale surfaced in the middle of a snowball fight.


 
Canoecopia is presented by


Presenting Sponsor





Location
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, Wisconsin

Show Hours
Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM

Tickets
1-Day: $15.00
3-Day: $30.00
Ages 17 and under are FREE
Cash or check only for tickets purchased at the event

Virtual Tickets
Virtual: $15.00
Access for 90 days

Parking Fees
1-Day: $8.00
Cash or credit, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center

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