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2019 Itinerary

Canoing on Mississippi River

Aug. 27: Orientation and transit from Minneapolis to Lake Itasca

Aug. 28-29: Lake Itasca: Kick-off for 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, including engagement around Line 3 with Honor the Earth, and orientation to the headwaters at the University of Minnesota’s Biological Field Station

Aug. 30 – Sept. 2: paddle in tandem canoes from Lake Itasca (headwaters) to Bemidji

Sept. 3 -19: shuttle to Twin Cities: activities/site visits/classes on campus and in Twin Cities

Sept. 20-21:  Field Station # 1 “Sediment, Settlement, Sentiment” in Minneapolis/St. Paul

Sept. 22-24: paddle from La Crosse to Bad Ax

Sept. 25-28: Field Station # 2 “Anthropocene Drift” in the Driftless Area in SW Wisconsin

Sept. 26 – Oct. 3: transit through Quad Cities, Hannibal, Burlington (by van with camping and site visits along the way)

Oct. 4 – 10: Field Station # 3 St. Louis area (multiple site visits and possible paddle middle Mississippi with Mike Clark of Big Muddy Adventures)

Oct. 11 -17: Field Station # 4 “Confluence Ecologies” in Carbondale/Paducah area (Deep Time Chicago) vans and paddle from Cairo to New Madrid

Oct. 18 – 30: Field Station #5 with van shuttle to Memphis, Jackson, Old River Control, Angola Prison, and Natchez

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

Nov. 9-16: New Orleans and Anthropocene Campus at Tulane’s Center for the Gulf South

Nov. 17-22: paddle to the Gulf of Mexico at the Head of Passes

Nov. 23 – Nov. 26: transit through Delta and Cajun country back to Minneapolis for Thanksgiving

Dec. 1 – Dec. 12: wrapping up classes on campus

Dec. 9: Presentation and Celebration at MWMO office

Dec. 18: Final papers/projects due