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2019 Draft Itinerary

(Subject to change depending on weather and other variables)

Aug. 28-31: River Semester shuttle with vans from Minneapolis to Lake Itasca for initial training and fieldwork

Sept. 1-2: short paddle on the headwaters (~20 miles in tandem canoes)

Sept. 3 – 6: shuttle to Twin Cities: activities/site visits/classes for River Semester students.  Introduction to the “Mississippi: An Anthropocene River” project organized by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), the Goethe Institute, and Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Sept. 7 – 28: paddle from Prescott, Wisconsin to La Crosse (~120 river miles)

Sept. 29 – Oct. 3: transit through Quad Cities, Hannibal, Burlington (by van with camping and site visits along the way)

Oct. 4 – 8 St. Louis area (multiple site visits)

Oct. 9 – 11 paddle middle Mississippi with Big Muddy Mike (~50 miles)

Oct. 12 – 14 Carbondale/Paducah Field Station (Deep Time Chicago) (vans)

Oct. 15 – 18 Memphis and “Plantationocene Field Station” (vans)

Oct 22 – 29 paddle “Wild Miles” of the Lower Mississippi (Clarksdale to Greenville, with Quapaw Canoe Co. & John Ruskie)

Oct. 30 shuttle to Baton Rouge: start of Louisiana & Delta Field Station

Oct. 31 – Nov. 8 paddle heavily industrialized “Chemical Corridor” from Baton Rouge to New Orleans, LA (NOLA)

Nov. 9-16 New Orleans and Anthropocene Conference at Tulane’s ByWater Institute

Nov. 17-22 paddle to the Gulf, Head of Passes

Nov. 23 – Nov. 26 explore Delta and Cajun country (travel by van)

Nov. 27 – Dec. 1 back to NOLA and Thanksgiving

Dec. 2-3 Shuttle back to Minneapolis in vans

Dec. 6 Group presentation on the expedition

Dec. 10-12 Finals

Dec. 18 Final papers/projects due