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Mississippi Meanderings 2022

February 26, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


NOTE: This event has been rescheduled from January 22 to February 26.

We river people need to get together, especially during the winter. What better opportunity than at the Mississippi River Water Trail Association’s January event where you and your friends can meet other paddlers and learn from some great river experts?

We’re back with an in-person event in 2022, but due to on-going concerns about Covid-19, we’re limiting attendance to 50 people in the auditorium. In-person attendees will be required to wear a mask.

If you can’t attend Meanderings in person, this year we’ll be offering the opportunity to stream the live presentations. When you register, you will be asked to choose between attending in-person or streaming.

If there are new restrictions placed on in-person events before our event, people who bought in-person tickets will be able to choose between taking a refund or switching to a streaming ticket.

We have three terrific speakers again this year:

Bryan Hopkins is back to talk to us about those crazy, energic invasive carp. His talk is called: “Jump – invasive carp vs paddlers.”

Dr. Julie Zimmermann, Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University — Edwardsville will be taking us back to the great city of Cahokia for a talk called “Stories and Storytelling in the Creation of Cahokia.”

Perry Whitaker, paddler extraordinaire, will give a talk about his experience in 2021 as part of the team that attempted to set a new world record for the fastest source-to-sea paddle on the Mississippi River.

Bryan Hopkins
Dr. Julie Zimmermann
Perry Whitaker







Here’s the schedule:

1pm: Registration opens

1:30: Welcome and Introductions

2:00: Bryan Hopkins: Jump! Invasive Carp vs. Paddlers

3:00: Dr. Julie Zimmermann: Stories and Storytelling in the Creation of Cahokia

4:00 Perry Whitaker: Mississippi River Speed Record Attempt

Registration costs $10 for one in-person ticket or one streaming ticket. For $15, you get admission to the event plus a one-year membership in the Mississippi Water Trail Association.

Spaces are limited, so register here today!


February 26, 2022
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Mississippi River Water Trail


National Great Rivers Museum
Lock and Dam Way
Alton, IL 62002 United States
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(618) 462-6979
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