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Our programs have been a positive tool, reaching thousands with a positive message that people need to hear. We will not rest until every student in California hears this powerful message. Recommend us to your PTA/PTO coordinator, teachers, principles, home school association, and friends.
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This is a great way to get involved in this rewarding program. One way is through assisting us with shows as we travel to a town near yours. Assisting with performer showcases, PTA conventions, and other promotional opportunities. We are also looking for gifted people to help us with administration needs such as book keeping, marketing, website maintenance, fund raising, and social media management.
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Adventure Quest Institute always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making it possible to reach more students with these Gold Nugget life principles. Togo was the superhero of the 1925 Serum Run to save the Diphtheria stricken children of Nome, Alaska. Today, with your generous tax deductible gift, you can join our team by helping us inspire children at Title one schools that otherwise would not be able to afford the Mush for Gold program.
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"Laughter is no enemy to learning."
We bring out a truck load of real dog sledding gear, the same gear we use when out exploring the wilderness. Arctic clothing, dog sled, snow shoes, harnesses and lines, cooker, and much more. Students can dress up in arctic gear while wearing a real racing bib, and even stand on a real dog sled. We have sleds used in two well known Disney Films, Eight Below and Snow Dogs.
Robert uses his animated story telling, acted out by your students on stage, to bring to life lessons learned through years of working with his team of Alaskan Huskies.
Each students get a chance to meet real working sled dogs from champion Iditarod lines. These dogs came from tree different lines, Susan Butcher (four-time Iditarod Champion), Jeff King (four-time Iditarod Champion), and Leonard Seppala (owner of two famous sled dogs, Togo and Balto from the famous 1925 Serum Run).
Who We Are
Adventure Quest Institute is a 501c3 educational non-profit created in 2003 to teach, to motivate, and to inspire. We do this through creative Assembly programs guaranteed to capture your students attention. Our blend of hilarious student interaction and powerful content, makes our assemblies long remembered.
Mush for Gold
This unique assembly uses my experiences racing sled dogs for over 20 years to teach children how to run their own Sled Dog Race of Life! Students are given a bag of Gold Nugget life principles that will help them follow their dreams as they run a successful Race.
You and your students love it, or you pay nothing.
Our Mush for Gold school assembly is a wonderful way teach the value of learning, the importance of developing good habits and character that will help them be winners in the Race of Life.
Students our given Gold Nuggets of truth that can be used throughout their Life Race.
Gold Nuggets like :
Pick Good Friends
Stay on the Right Course
Be an Honest Dog
Get the Big Picture
Be an Encouraging Person
Harness your Energy
Be a fixer
Learn something New Every Day ...and more!
Also a great program for Libraries, Home School Associations, YMCA, and Scouts!