Wednesday, March 19, 2014

UPEC to host 6th annual "Celebrate the UP" March 21-22 at Jutila Center, Hancock

HANCOCK -- The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC) will hold its sixth annual "Celebrate the UP" Friday and Saturday, March 21-22. All presentations will take place at Finlandia’s Jutila Center, Hancock. This is a free event and a great antidote to cabin fever, bringing together people who enjoy the region's outdoor environment.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, March 21, with "At Home in the Northwoods: Reflections on Belonging to a Place," a presentation by author and naturalist, John Bates.

Between 9:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, a variety of speakers will give three simultaneous one-hour presentations, with a break for lunch. The Kangas Café in the Jutila Center will be open all day Saturday for delicious snacks, lunch, desserts, and drinks.

At 3:30 p.m. Saturday three speakers will participate in a Panel Discussion: "50 Years of Wilderness."

The day’s event will conclude with a public reception from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Click here for the Schedule.

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