Celebrate the beginning of the 2018 Iditarod with Sled Dogs in the Classroom at Saratoga Spa State Park's Creekside Classroom on Saturday, March 10th from 1 PM - 3 PM.
Participants will learn about the role the sled dog has played in history, followed by a meet and greet with live sled dogs during this exciting living history program. Musher Vic DiSanto will illustrate the story of the sled dog, from the Inuit creation myth to the Iditarod with stories and pictures. Children will enjoy viewing images of some of history’s greatest sled dogs, including Balto and Togo, and the men and women mushers who drove them. Participants will also be given a hands-on introduction to the tools of a musher’s trade, including harnesses, dog booties, lines, sled, snowshoes and cold weather clothing.
Vic DiSanto has extensive experience with abandoned and abused sled dogs, and will explain the special breed characteristics and needs particular to the Northern family of dogs. Participants will be given an opportunity to meet and pet members of the sled dog team.
This program is appropriate for ages 5 to 12 and their caregivers. This event is free. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call Alli at (518) 584-2000 Ext. 116 to register.