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Dear Educators ~

Welcome to Alaska Husky Spirit! This captivating presentation has earned top ratings by teachers, principals and students and been described as “the best our school has ever had!” I see students sit wide eyed with excitement & interest watching the sled dogs and going on their own adventure through the spectacular slide show! Intrigued with mushing and learning about the Alaskan lifestyle, I can just see their dreams growing and new thoughts evolving! I started doing school assemblies in 1995 and connect to elementary, junior high & high school students to inspire diversity and curiosity. Living close to bear, moose and eagles in rural Alaska, I have a true respect and appreciation for animals and to the wilderness; sharing this and character qualities such as perseverance, goal setting & teamwork using my own adventures offers a positive role model, especially for the young women. I know intimately that “success” is achieved on many levels and we each have unique strengths and paths. Developing inner strength to ‘follow your heart’ despite challenges or setbacks highlight this exciting assembly. Today, I spend my summers at the Kenai Princess Lodge in Cooper Landing doing shows for cruise ship guests with my huskies. I was awarded the “Tour of the Year” and continue to enjoy sharing and entertaining folks from around the world!

Scheduling currently under way for Scheduling now for February- April 2015. I look forward to hearing from you and bringing a bit of my world to your students.

Lorraine Temple

“To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path and don't worry about the darkness for that is when stars shine the brightest.” 
. . . author unknown

See a short video from an assembly in Eugene Oregon

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Sled Dogs – Slide Show – CNN Video – Gear – Anecdotal Lecture – Q & A’S

Following your own unique path in Life!

Lorraine and two of her Alaskan sled dogs present a comprehensive overview of dog mushing in Alaska; what it has been to Alaskans historically, culturally and what it has become today with sport/hobby mushing. As fun as it is informative, this multifaceted experience includes a professional power point show with exquisite photos capturing the excitement and beauty of mushing dogs in Alaska's scenic back country and the world famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

A 30 year Alaskan resident, Lorraine shares slices of life and the needed diversity that goes with living in the small Alaskan town that media commentator and former Homer resident Tom Bodett calls "the end of the road”. Students see a short video filmed by CNN shown worldwide that captures Lorraine driving her team across a glacier, a rewarding experience of turning sport and hobby into a unique business.

Actual dog mushing gear demonstrated includes boots, parka, beaver “musher's hat”, dog booties, gangline,  snow hook, harnesses and an actual dog sled along with 2 featured guests from Lorraine’s team. 2 year old "Willow" who comes from a championship Iditarod and Yukon Quest kennel, and 8 year old “Cabo” who comes from the lineage of a winning Iditarod lead dog. She has the unique chatacteristic of one blue eye and one brown..

Along with lessons in animal husbandry, Alaskan climate, geography, history, geology, flora/fauna and the fascinating sport of mushing, are strong motivational messages. Students see the value of teamwork and boundless adventure; that patience, faith and perseverance help achieve personal goals. Most importantly, the understanding that "success " is achieved in many ways and that each and every one of us is wonderfully unique..

There are many paths to follow . . .

Contact: Lorraine Temple
PO Box 1797, Homer, Alaska 99603
907-299-2855 Cell
866-235-4232 Fax

To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path and don't worry about the darkness for that is when stars shine the brightest. ~ Anonymous

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