Archived Stories for Union County Public Schools
Author Helen Thayer shares her adventures with Rocky River!
On Wednesday, September 28, 2011, Storyteller Helen Thayer came to visit Rocky River Elementary. Mrs. Thayer shared all about her adventures as she travels the globe in search of extreme explorations. Our students had the opportunity to peruse her website beforehand to prepare questions for her visit.
In 1988 New Zealand born Helen Thayer became the first woman to walk and ski to any of the world's poles when she trekked solo to the Magnetic North Pole without dog sled or snowmobile. She was the first woman and first American to circumnavigate the Magnetic North Pole. Her best-selling book Polar Dream tells the story of her historic adventure with her beloved companion Charlie, her protector from the ever constant threat of polar bear attack. Helen has gone on to explore far corners of the world. Her website is a showcase of her achievements and adventures.
Written by: Nancy Yurek
Posted: Oct 05, 2011 by Heather Shulman