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Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Sault Ste Marie!

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Celebrate the UP! 
August 2018

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Save the date Friday and Saturday, March 23-24th, to be held at the Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center on the Houghton waterfront. map link  Map to print

Schedule and Speakers bio here

In order to create a greater appreciation of our environment and heritage across the UP, UPEC, along with the The Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) and Friends of the Land of Keweenaw (FOLK) are co-sponsoring the 2018 Celebrate the UP! on Friday and Saturday March 23-24th. There will be informational programs related to Lake Superior, …. This event is free to the public, and includes a Saturday afternoon outdoor outing to enjoy the Michigan Tech world class trails with skis, snowshoes or fat bikes!

Details below!

UPEC 2018 Celebrate Poster for printing




UPEC’s Celebrate the UP!



Free and open to the Public!

Save the Date!! March 23-24, 2018 at the Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) on the Houghton waterfront.

Friday, March 23, 6-9 pm, GLRC rm 202; reception, keynote speaker James Mills, followed by film screening: An American Ascent* (Denali,  70 min.) & Discussion
Saturday, March 24,   Celebrate Program n Bios 15 MAR 2018 here (pdf)

  9:00, 9:30, 10:30   Three concurrent session talks per hour
  11:15- noon    Lunch (available for purchase)

  noon Keynote Speaker: Dudley Edmondson
  1:15-3 pm     Three concurrent session talks each hour

  3:15 -4pm UPEC Annual General Membership Meeting and Panel Discussion
   4:30-6 pmSaturday (bring your snowshoes, cross country skis, or snowbike; to Michigan Tech Trails)**
     7 pm Saturday film “Saving Snow”*** at MTU Forestry Bldg rm G002

watch here for more info as it becomes available!

* “An American Ascent” film documents the first African American expedition to tackle Denali, North America’s highest peak and explores the complex relationship many African-Americans have with the outdoors. As the United States transitions to a ‘minority majority’ nation, a staggering number of people of color do not identify with America’s wild places. By embarking on the grueling multi-week climb of the 20,327ft Denali, nine African-American climbers set out to bridge this ‘adventure gap’ – challenging outdated notions of what adventure looks like by changing the face of America’s biggest and baddest mountain on the 100th anniversary of its first summit.

** Bring your own equipment;  map to trails from GLRC

*** This film is a new documentary on climate change and the north, “Saving Snow: Protecting Our Winter Economy:”

All events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Map to Great Lakes Research Center:


as they become available

 UPEC Annual General Membership Meeting, 3:15 pm: This public meeting will be held in the GLRC Room 202

Friday, March 23rd


Saturday, March 25th

See: Detailed Schedule with Presenter Bios (PDF)  
See: Room Schedule Grid (PDF) see above link

UPEC thanks our members for providing these pictures from across the UP!