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Lake Michigan in a Dugout Canoe

PRESENTED ON MAY 14, 2015
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 1

"That not how most people build boats these days but I figured I was new to woodworking, logs float no matter what, and I was committed."

In Lake Michigan in a Dugout Canoe from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 1Mary Catterlin and and Amy Lukas share their story of how, in the summer of 2012, they circumnavigated Lake Michigan in their handmade dugout sailing canoe. After 93 days and 1200 miles, they returned home to the beach of Beverly Shores, Indiana. This adventure has led to the creation of a self-produced documentary and a published illustrated journal.

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A Trip from Byron Bay to Lake Eyre

BY TIM EXLEY
@ VOL 78 ON NOV 24, 2010

Tim Exley takes us on an amazing trip from the coast of Byron Bay to Lake Eyre, all across the surprisingly colorful outback of Australia by motor glider.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 10, 2013.

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Lake Forest

BY GARRET EAKIN
IN CHICAGO

Garret Eakin takes us on a tour of Lake Forrest and the elegant architecture that comprises that history of the town. He also outlines his spectacular restoration of a historic residence. 

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Six Days On Lake Superior

BY POLLY SCOTLAND
@ VOL 17 ON APR 18, 2013

Polly Scotland recounts her 6-day kayak adventure on the chilly water of Lake Superior in Pukaskwa National Park. Beautiful scenery, daring white knuckle paddlings, and good ol' fashion camping make her stories compelling indeed.

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Wolves and Moose in a Superior Wilderness

BY TOM HURST
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

For many years Tom Hurst has led expeditions to the remote and wilderness lands of the Isle Royal, a collection of 50 small islands in the middle of Lake Superior. On these trips Tom leads Wolf and Moose bone collecting expositions and helped uncover some amazing animal science data.

Tom Hurst has led citizen science expeditions and taught youth and graduate classes at Isle Royale National Park for many years. He is a passionate educator on craft, agricultural and nature education, backpacker, paddler, navigator and explorer of wild places. His presentation will be on the effects of climate change, island ecosystems and learning about moose and wolves.

Tom is a teacher, naturalist, farmer, maker of things. Explorer of the natural world and student of traditional skills. A career educator working primarily in Agriculture & Natural Resources education and Industrial Arts woodworking, Research team leader on Isle Royale with the wolf moose project, home school education advocate , woodworker, manager of teenagers by day.

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Making the Lake Better

BY WILLIAM KIRWAN
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 18, 2016

How can we make our lake community better? Architect, William Kirwan, uses examples of successful lake communities and how Deep Creek Lake can use these ideas to make business owners, community members, and tourists enjoy the lake even more. 

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St. Joseph - Small Town, Big Heart

BY LANA RAPPETTE
@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

"The only way to shed light on ignorance and resentment is to talk about it."

In St. Joseph - Small Town, Big Heart, from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 134, Lana Rappette, Assistant and Communications Lead for the Whirlpool Creatives Association reveals that St Joseph, MI is far more than just a sleepy summer tourist destination on the shore of Lake Michigan. Sure, St Joseph has its sandy beaches and an agricultural  industry fit for making apple pies, but it also has a thriving, respected and close knit arts community. One that is immune to city borders and has helped heal relationships and restore the beauty in the neighboring city of Benton Harbor. PechaKucha St Joseph was started just one year ago in early 2015. Now all people, everyday people, have a chance to share ideas and fun doing it! The city hopes to fuel a positive and creative culture through its PechaKucha platform.

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Kayak-Canoe Center: Brand-New View to the Water-Based Recreation

BY DMITRIY DOVJIK
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 24, 2016

Dmitriy Dovjik’s story is about new trends of the water-based recreation last 5 years in Ukraine and Zaporizhzhzya. About an interesting projects as art-kayaking, yoga-kayaking, SUP-boarding etc. History and modern conditions of the water-based recreation in region.

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Crinoids & Meditation

BY ALAN PALMER
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

"I don't think about anything else...I'm just looking down and finding the beauty and meditating..."

In Crinoids & Meditation At PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 7, Alan Palmer talks about his journey in finding his meditative method through collecting crinoids, the fossils left behind by primordial marine organisms, on the shores of Lake Michigan. He also shares a brief history of these ancient sea creatures as well as the connection between his hobby and meditation in his life. 



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Restoring A Salt Lake: A livelihoods approach

BY SHUAN SADREGHAZI
@ POLICY SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES ON APR 19, 2017

Urmia lake is a slat lake in Northwest Iran, near the border from Turkey. At its greatest extent, it was the largest lake in the Middle East and the sixth-largest saltwater lake on Earth. Due to a wide range of issues, mostly man-made, the lake had shrunk to 10% of its former size. A national and international initiatives started to restore the lake. One of those initiatives focused on livelihoods of the communities around the lake. In this presentation, Shuan SadreGhazi tells the story of the lake and of the initiative to save it.

Shuan cares about the lake because it is near to his hometown. The problem that has happened for the lake is a typical case when climate change and human negligence lead to a wide range of social, environmental and economic problems. He is glad that some of the interventions are starting to bear fruit.