Iditarod School Talks

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Noggin and I really enjoyed our afternoon at the Nassau BOCES in Westbury, NY. Thanks to Donna Rosenblum for inviting us. Because of their expert technology staff and the videoconferencing studio, we were able to connect with classrooms all over the state of New York! Plus, we had an informal meet-and-greet in the conference room and had a nice turn-out. It was fun meeting everyone and talking trail… and Noggin was pleased to be able to wander the room on her own, flopping over on her side in front of those she knew were just dying to rub her belly.

Noggin was in no hurry to leave, but we had to head east to be in place for tomorrow’s talk at the Hampton Library at 1 pm. See you there!

Chloe, the team navigator, is looking forward to our next stops…

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Saturday, March 30th at 1 pm—Swansea Free Public Library, Swansea, MA

Monday, April 1st at 6:30 pm—John Curtis Free Library, Hanover, MA

Wednesday, April 3rd at 6:30 pm—Melrose Public Library, Melrose, MA

Thursday, April 4th at 6 pm—Thayer Memorial Library, Lancaster, MA

Sunday, April 7th at 3 pm—West Hempstead Public Library, West Hempstead, NY

*Please check out library websites for seating availability

**We will also be giving school talks in CT and NY this coming week. Interested in a last minute school talk? Email me at mymusher@yahoo.com with IDITAROD in the subject line. I’ll get back with you ASAP!

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THANK YOU to SHELLY HENSS, our longtime friend and the best dog groomer east of the Divide!

Noggin, Chloe, and I are heading out on an East Coast talk tour. It’s great to begin the trip looking and feeling like a million bucks. Now if I can just keep Chloe from rolling… she’s part pig but 100% adorable.

Need grooming? Check out Shelly’s new shop, the Butl’RRR’ Bark in Indy. Head to 4149 Boulevard Place for a tour or call her at 463-209-1972 to set up an appointment. Tell her Noggin and Chloe sent you.

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LOVE! Lennox perfectly sums up the “why?” of our sport. Mushers LOVE dogs. Period. There’s nothing better than exploring wild places with our best friends and family—the dogs. Yes, it’s love!

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MUSH! I adore all of the thank you cards and drawings I received in the mail from the students of Anchorage Public School, Anchorage, Kentucky. It’s wonderful to see how students transform my stories into art. Their accuracy and creativity is amazing!

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HOLD ON TIGHT!  This dog team is about to head down a VERY steep mountain. This drawing’s perspective is awesome! The artist portrays what it looks and feels like standing on the sled runners behind a very long string of sled dogs.

 

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It’s definitely school talk season. And what an awesome day we had at the Anchorage School in Anchorage, Kentucky!

Most of the other schools in the Louisville area were closed due to the sub-zero wind chill, but NOT the Anchorage School!

It was the PERFECT day to learn about dog mushing across Alaska. Now the entire school knows how to stay safe and warm when it’s so frigid your breath flash-freezes mid-air and the snow squeak-squeaks beneath your boots.

Thank you to Robin Bowman, Media Center Specialist, for inviting us! And thanks for making Chloe feel so at home up on the stage with Noggin, the Alaskan husky. It’s not every day my beloved corgi-springer mix (a.k.a. official bed-warmer) gets to share the spotlight with the sled dogs.

Mushing on to our next talk… happy trails from Karen, Noggin, and Chloe!