On Thursday, March 16, CMS 8th graders attended a presentation given by Musher, Karen Land, along with her Alaskan husky sled dogs Noggin and Chloe. Land is a writer, public speaker, and three-time participant in the 1000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race as well as many other sprint and endurance races in Alaska, Canada, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Maine.
Since 2000, Land has traveled to nearly every state with her Iditarod dog sled, mushing gear, Arctic clothing, and beloved dogs, giving over a thousand school and public library presentations.
Organized by CMS Librarian, Sharon Bush, Land’s talk focused on the impacts of weather and climate change on the Iditarod race and the Alaskan environment. Students are studying the impacts of weather in their science curriculum and were able to see the effects of global warming firsthand. Land’s presentation inspired everyone to do their part to take care of our environment.