Outdoor Adventure Expo

Midwest Mountaineering and the U of M
April 28 – 30, 2017

Expo Hours:

Friday  2 – 9:30
Saturday  9 – 6:30
Sunday  10 – 5

2 – 9:30

9 – 6:30

10 – 5

Appreciation Night:

Thursday  5 – 9
Pre-Event Sale
All Are Welcome!

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Outdoor Adventure Expo

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All Weekend Long !!!

Speaker Biographies / Program Descriptions

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Bruce Hyer

Bruce Hyer is a biologist and forester.  Many call him the “Father of Wabakimi”.  A former Member of Canada’s Parliament, he is excited to be returning to Wabakimi!

Wabakimi: World’s Best Wilderness Canoeing Area?

Wabakimi is only 6 hours north of Duluth, but last year there were only 700 paddlers in the world’s largest canoeing reserve!  Larger and wilder than Quetico or BWCA, Wabakimi offers both flatwater and whitewater routes; Hyer knows them all … and created many.  Add wildlife like golden eagles and rare woodland caribou, and you have a 5 million acre paddlers’ wonderland.

Bruce discusses the ecosystems, history, and politics of Wabakimi … and the paddling opportunities!

Saturday,  Apr. 29th, 9:15a.m.,  U of M – Hanson Hall, Room 107

Woodland Caribou are a lot like Canoeists!

Bruce Hyer was the driving force behind the creation of Wabakimi Wilderness Park, which at 5 million acres is the world’s largest reserve both for canoeists and woodland caribou.

With a masters degree in caribou, Hyer will explain why Wabakimi is prime habitat for both!  A blend of boreal biology and the politics of biodiversity.

Sunday,  Apr. 30th, 2:15p.m.,  U of M – Hanson Hall, Room 102

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