SITEWIDE Search Results: “wilderness”
Factory Cafe (Colombo Coffee)
Feb 23, 2012
Love, Humor and the End of the World
Oct 19, 2013
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Riverview Banquets Batavia
Feb 29, 2016
The Livery Microbrewery
Nov 12, 2015
West Ward Works
May 25, 2017
Wilderness Survival in 45,688 Easy Steps
BY SVEN DAVIS
@ VOL 7
ON FEB 21, 2014
A regular contributor to the Planet Cruz Comedy Hour and humor columnist with the Santa Cruz Good Times, Sven Davis has also nurtured a long and non-lucrative career in arts management. His long-running one-man show “my life” is notable for having a one-man audience. In his talk, prepare to be humored by Sven Davis's backpacking advice from his past experiences.
"Presentation of the Day" on March 22, 2014.
Wolves and Moose in a Superior Wilderness
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.
Nature Is My Country Club: Wilderness of Light
BY CHRISTOPHER CUDWORTH
@ VOL 2
ON FEB 29, 2016
While working on the foundations of his book, Nature Is My Country Club,Christopher Cudworth wanted to find a common denominator or symbol of wilderness that all people could access. He also wanted to give people a practical tool for accessing nature wherever they find themselves. As a writer and artist, naturalist and photographer, he arrived at the conclusion that light itself constitutes an untamed element. It is at once infinite and chaotic, untrammeled and vibrant. In other words, light reveals and releases within us feelings of both connection and freedom. And as light is found everywhere, and on all things, it serves as a method to get back in touch with the natural world, even if one is nowhere near what is traditionally called “wilderness.”
Wilderness First Aid
BY MIKE SCHILLER
@ VOL 24
ON JUL 14, 2016
Mike Schiller is a Wilderness EMT and has been teaching First Aid and First Responder courses for the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS since 2002. He is also currently working with two partners on startup company RoomLeopard.com. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of the Green Building Alliance (GBA), advancing the organization in its mission to create healthy and high-performing places. A native Pittsburgher and successful entrepreneur, he previously founded three for-profit companies, one non-profit, and one charter school, all of which are thriving. He has a BSE from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He loves to hike, kayak and climb mountains, and has been to 50 states, 33 countries and 6 continents.
Connecting People Through Trails
BY GRETE GANSAUER
@ VOL 1
ON APR 19, 2017
Grete Gansauer shares her experience in helping to coordinate and build a large trail network around Kalispell, Montana. She describes her efforts to coordinate funraising and land purchases for conservation and public access, and inspires us all to get out and volunteer.
Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness
BY MANDY MOHLER
@ VOL 1
ON APR 19, 2017
"In my experience, the beauty of the wilderness is the solitude and the simplicity."
In Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness from Pechakucha Night Kalispell Vol.1, Photographer Mandy Mohler takes us on her solo journey through Montana's Bob Marshall wilderness on horseback. She shares how this trip and her experience in nature has impacted her artwork and perspective on the outdoors.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 19th, 2017.
BY TAKASHI SUGAWARA
@ VOL 152
ON NOV 22, 2017
Government official Takashi Sugawara talks about the beautiful and mountainous city of Tsuruoka. Though small in population, Tsuruoka is filled with BIG adventure in the boundless wilderness. From snowy mountain tops to gorgeous traditional architecture, there's so much to see in Tsuruoka.
An Invitation to the Wilderness : Discovery of the great outdoors
BY DANIEL JEFFERIES
@ VOL 3
ON JAN 25, 2018
Dan Jefferies is excited to share with you how an "indoor kid" rode the wave of technological change to a very unexpected place; the wilderness.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Bonnie Peterson -- one of the presenters at last June's PechaKucha Night in Chicago Vol. 9 -- was featured on WTTW Chicago, and you can watch the report here ("Felt Inspired"). These aren't your grandmother's quilts. Elmhurst textile artist Bonnie Peterson documents her wilderness experiences through rich tapestries that bring the outdoors inside for all to see. The piece also includes a look at her PKN presentation (at about the 2:30 point in the clip), with a few words from PKN Chicago organizer Peter Exley.
Wilderness Survival in 45,688 Easy Steps
"My pack was so heavy that when I took my first rest-stop, I could still see the car." A regular contributor to the Planet Cruz Comedy Hour and humor columnist with the Santa Cruz Good Times, Sven Davis has also nurtured a long and non-lucrative career in arts management. His long-running one-man show “my life” is notable for having a one-man audience. In "Wilderness Survival in 45,688 Easy Steps" from PKN Santa Cruz, CA Vol. 7, prepare to be humored by Sven Davis's backpacking advice from his past experiences.
Inside My Green Book
"...because I wanted to convey the joy of being in nature to people I see. And that's when I was introduced to photography."In Inside My Green Book from Chennai Vol. 8., an ambitious nature photographer and educator, K. Ramnath Chandrasekhar passionately shares a quest to connect us to the nature through photography. Hailing from rural India, and given a camera at a young age, he used photography as a means to better observe, understand, and appreciate his natural surroundings. Here he shares his experience of spending months at a time in the wilderness and how it informed his photography and appreciation of his home country. Lastly he touches on "backyard wildlife" a project he shares with school kids to keep them connected to nature.
Copper Harbor, Michigan
"I don't know if there is a word to describe a peninsula that's part of another peninsula, maybe "super-peninsula." They can use that if they want." In this hilarious, yet introspective look on a remote and serene corner on the world called Copper Harbour, Michigan, freelance writer John Donavan shares his love for its 75 quirky residents, its single drag strip, its dozen places to stay, and half as many places to eat, its few quiet souvenir shops, its art studio, its laundromat, its lonely but loved book store, and its complete lack of cell-phone reception. Surrounded by wilderness, wonder, and solitude, Donavan shares getting lost in the natural beauty, forgetting that the noise, and the hurry, and the craziness of world even exists, adding "it's kinda like my church."(From PechaKucha Des Moines Vol. 21.)
Summit 2 Sea: The Expedition
"On this southern side [of the mountain ridge] it drops down about 7000ft (2,133m) almost dead vertical into the abyss."In "Summit 2 Sea: The Expedition" from PechaKucha Accident Vol. 4, Jesse Shimrock shares his harrowing month long experience of being on the first expedition to summit North America's highest mountain, Alaska's Denali at 20,320ft (6,914m) and then descend all the way to sea level ending on a rafting expedition from river to ocean. His adventures in the wilderness inspire us to push our limitations and serve a testament of the audacity and fortitude of the human condition.
“We are so privileged to be able to turn on our taps and have clean drinking water in an instant, but we often don’t think of the actual source of that water.” In "#LoveYourHeadwaters" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 26, Alison Ronson brings us from the city into the beautiful Alberta wilderness, encouraging us to get excited about our water—where it comes from, why it needs more protection, and what the average Edmontonian can do to #LoveYourHeadwaters.
Naresh Kumar - speaker
We also have a surprise speaker to announce - Naresh Kumar. Naresh is an adventurer, mountaineer, endurance athlete, speaker and randonneur. Born and raised in South India, Naresh knew that he wanted to settle in New Zealand after seeing The Lord of the Rings in 2001. After 13 years Naresh was finally granted residency, and since then has run and hiked the Te Araroa trail in 87 days, partnered with Tearfund NZ to help raise funds for a cause aimed at combating sex trafficking, and been awarded runner up for the Wilderness Outdoor Hero of the Year. Naresh's presentation will focus on his new project, Freedom Seat, a 3000km tandem bike ride from Cape Reinga to Bluff, picking up strangers and friend along the way to help pedal and fight trafficking. To find out more about this project, check out the website below. https://freedomseat.org.nz/#story
Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness
"In my experience, the beauty of the wilderness is the solitude and the simplicity." In Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness from PechaKucha Night Kalispell Vol.1, Photographer Mandy Mohler takes us on her solo journey through Montana's Bob Marshall wilderness on horseback. She shares how this trip and her experience in nature has impacted her artwork and perspective on the outdoors.
Finding Purpose Through Travel, Service, and Photography
"I was hungry for more than concrete and cars but I didn't where to seek answers." In "Finding Purpose Through Travel, Service, and Photography" from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 32, Jonathan H. Lee shares his extraordinary experiences that have led him to opportunities that would forever change his life. Jonathon is a traveling photographer and videographer with a passion for wilderness, community development, and sustainable food and urban systems. In the past several years his work and interests have given him opportunities to visit many places around the globe for learning, serving, and sharing in all forms. Jonathan’s most recent collaboration is with Conscious Impact, a grassroots organization dedicated to rebuilding community in a rural village in Nepal following the devastating 2015 earthquake.
Rural Arts Activism
In honor of International Day of Rural Women: "These days, arts and artists are mostly urban, this is not news, but whenever things are brought from the wilderness to the country, to the city, they are brought to make a point." In "Rural Arts Activism" from PechaKucha Night Halifax Vol. 21, Associate Professor at NSCAD University Karin Cope presents the many creative opportunities in Halifax to explore the arts to enhance the lives of the members of her rural community. Karen is a poet, sailor, photographer, videographer, writer, activist, and blogger. Her publications include scholarly works (Passionate Collaborations: Learning to Live with Gertrude Stein,) popular histories (Casting a Legend: The Story of the Lunenburg Foundry), poetry (What we’re doing to stay afloat), short stories, and substantial blogs. A founding member of Art and Activism at NSCAD, Cope is also a community activist on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia.