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Summer and Instruction Speaking Schedule

Bryan on the beach cooking supper.

This spring and summer I’ve been invited to speak and teach at a number of events. The first event happens this upcoming weekend in Minneapolis at Midwest Mountaineering. I’m presenting two different slide shows and am sharing a booth with the Wilderness Classroom Organization, a non-profit that you should help support.

If you’re in the Twin Cities this weekend come see me speak at these presentations:

Outdoor Adventure Expo (Twin Cities)

Canoe & Kayak Expedition Photography

  • Fri, April 27, 7:30pm
  • Hanson Hall, Room 104
  • Elevator pitch: Whether on a long distance paddling expedition or a shorter trip to a nearby area such as the BWCA, chances are that you’re going to witness beautiful sunsets and immense landscapes that you’ll want to share.Sharing stunning photos can help instill a sense of wonder and awe for the beauty of wilderness and help convey the joys and trials of the trip to your friends and family. Unfortunately, practicing photography while on an extended expedition is hard; water and electronics don’t mix.Learn how to safely pack and use your cameras while on expeditions and get tips for shooting effective and beautiful photos.

Port Huron to Home Expedition

  • Sat, April 28, 2:15pm
  • Hanson Hall, Room 108
  • Elevator pitch: During the spring and early summer of 2011, Bryan Hansel kayaked from Port Huron, Michigan to Grand Marais, Minnesota. His journey took 45 days, and he covered 800 miles. On the trip, he traversed the two largest Great Lakes, averaged 22 miles a day, paddled in waves taller than a refrigerator, visited Isle Royale and even ordered pizza delivered to his tent.Bryan will present slides and talk about his adventure.

North House Folk School Wooden Boat Show (Grand Marais, MN)

Every year, the North House Folk School, a non-profit you should support, puts on the Wooden Boat Show. If you like wooden boats, you should come, because it’s good fun. Lots of speakers and presenters and lots of wooden boats to look at. I’ve presented at this before and I’m glad to return.

Port Huron to Home Expedition

  • Sat, June 23, 2:15pm
  • Hanson Hall, Room 108
  • Elevator pitch: During the spring and early summer of 2011, Bryan Hansel kayaked from Port Huron, Michigan to Grand Marais, Minnesota. His journey took 45 days, and he covered 800 miles. On the trip, he traversed the two largest Great Lakes, averaged 22 miles a day, paddled in waves taller than a refrigerator, visited Isle Royale and even ordered pizza delivered to his tent.Bryan will present slides and talk about his adventure.

Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Symposium (Grand Marais, MI)

I’ll be journeying to the other Grand Marais in Michigan for the largest sea kayaking event on Lake Superior (GLSKS). It happens July 18-22. I’ll be speaking and teaching. I’ve never gone to a sea kayaking symposium before, so I’m looking forward to it.

Expedition Round Table

  • Saturday 12:15pm
  • Elevator pitch: Have a Q&A session on extended paddling with these experts of kayak travel. Want to know how you move from that 2 week trip into something larger? Let’s ask these guys! Bryan Hansel Jake Stachovak.

I hope to see you at one of these events. If you can’t make it, try to get to Grand Marais and lets go paddling.

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