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What is the Iditarod often called?
The coldest race on Earth
The iciest race on Earth
The last great race on Earth
Who were the first two people to climb to the top of Everest?
Edmund Hillary
Tenzing Norgay
Charles Evans

Who provided the photograph of Amelia
The Air Force
Her mother
A reporter

Mush Across Alaska

Junior IditarodThe annual Iditarod Race Across Alaska, teacher.
, begins in Anchorage the first weekend of March. Teams of 12-16 sled dogs begin the challenging journey along one of two historic trails. Explore the Trail is an interactive map with photographs of stops on the route. Historic Iditarod shares the origins of the race, which dates back to 1973, when 35 mushers competed and the winner crossed the finish line in 20 days. Read about the first legally blind athlete to complete the race in Young Mushers. Learn how old you have to be to compete in the Junior Iditarod.

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Mount Everest

EverestImaging Everest, imaging
, reveals how explorers
discovered the world’s highest mountain. Sir George Everest and his surveyors mapped the mountain using new techniques. The History of Everest displays maps, tools and photographs from the journey. Have you ever wondered how the Himalayan mountain range was formed? Read The Highest Mountain in the World to learn. Everest Expeditions in the 1920s and 1930s describes dangerous and unsuccessful efforts to reach the summit. Meet the 1953 expedition team in Biographies.

Famous Historical Jackets

Space SuitThe Smithsonian Museum presents Don’t Forget Your Jacket, si.edu/spotlight/jackets, a collection of different kinds of outerwear, some worn on notable occasions throughout history. Examine a flight jacket worn by Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Woodrow W. Crockett. Look at the Horse Racing Silks worn by the first jockey to earn $6 million. Learn his name and read more about his remarkable career. Check out an Army Nurse Corps Outdoor Uniform, worn during World War I. Iditarod champion Lance Mackey’s award-winning career in sled-dog mushing led him to be known as a true icon of his sport. Sally Ride was the first woman in space. Can you find her In-Flight Suit?

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Snow Safety

If you live in an area where it snows a lot, you may be participating in outdoor activities such as hiking, ice skating, sledding or attending spectator sports. Being outside in the snow can be fun, as long as you keep a few very important safety rules in mind.

First, check the forecast and make sure you wear clothing that is appropriate for possible cold and slippery conditions. Wearing light layers under your coat is a good idea if you anticipate getting overheated, so you can adjust accordingly. If you’re going to be spending much time in the snow, waterproof gloves and boots, a hat and heavy socks will keep you warm and dry.

Did you know that you can get frostbite in a matter of minutes? Signs that it’s time to get inside and warm up are red or pale skin, and numbness and tingling of your hands or feet. Hot beverages and exercise can help, but be sure to go inside and warm up at the first sign of frostbite. To learn more about staying safe in the cold, check out Winter Safety Tips for Parents and Children, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2794526.


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