A presentation by author Pam Flowers will be featured at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Manawa Elementary School gymnasium.
Flowers is the author of “Alone Across the Arctic” and her newest book “Ordinary Dogs, Extraordinary Friendships: Stories of Loyalty, Courage, and Compassion.”
“This non-fiction book describes 11 of my favorite stories about my dogs showing loyalty, friendship, compassion, courage, dealing with a bully non-violently, acceptance, forgiveness, perseverance, trust, good judgment, and a strong work ethic,” Flowers said.
She has participated in nine Arctic expeditions, seven by dog team and two by snow machine.
Flowers has completed the 1,049-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race, reached the Magnetic North Pole three times, traveled north over the frozen Arctic Ocean farther north than any other solo woman and completed the longest solo dog sled journey on record by a woman.
She has also hiked the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail.
In 1996, Flowers became the 14th recipient of the “Gold Medal from the Society of Woman Geographers,” following in the footsteps of Amelia Earhart, Margaret Mead and Jane Goodall.
She is also the author of “Hug a Husky” and, along with Ann Dixon, is the co-author of “Alone Across the Arctic: One Woman’s Epic Journey by Dog Team,” and “Big Enough Anna: The Little Sled Dog Who Braved the Arctic.”
A registered respiratory therapist, Flowers lives in Talkeetna, Alaska, and currently earns her living by public speaking and writing.
For more about the author, visit www.pamflowers.com.
The Feb. 13 program is presented by MES Schoolwide Title I. The public is welcome to attend.
For more information, call Jeni Mursau at 920-596-5738 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.