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With Miles to Go: Seasons of the Iditarod Trail, and Beyond
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PMFree
Saint Louis Zoo Anheuser-Busch Theater, The Living World
1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110
(Zoo North Entrance and North Parking Lot ONLY– Click Venue Below for Directions)
Free and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members and middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Reservations not required. Parking is free in the Zoo North Lot.
— lecture and book signing
Special thanks to With Miles to Go sponsor, the Alaska Wilderness League.
Featured Speaker: Debbie Clarke Moderow, Dog Musher and author, Fast Into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail
Author and dog musher, Debbie Clarke Moderow, recounts colorful challenges and lessons learned running her beloved dog team 1,100 wilderness miles across Alaska. Passing under the Iditarod finish arch in 2005 left her with a newfound understanding the human canine bond, an appreciation life’s inevitable struggles, and a heightened reverence for the long wilderness trail.
Inspired to protect the wild places she’s visited with her huskies, Debbie’s most recent escapade has taken her to the Toolik Field Station in the Arctic—not with her dog team, but instead with a group of microbial ecologists as part of a University of Alaska Fairbanks science and humanities collaboration, In a Time of Change: Microbial Worlds, launched to foster awareness and appreciation of our northern changing landscape. As a writer in this science humanities collaboration, she’s ventured to the frontier of climate change study, seeking insight into that elusive place where science and story mingle—and where our seasons hang in the balance.
Copies of Fast Into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail will be available for purchase and signing by the author, following the presentation.
Photo Credit: Doug Sonerholm
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