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Lhotse, the Athlete

Paws Along the Trail with Lhotse, the  Mom Dog Athlete  Shaynee Traska was all smiles and the first rookie musher to sign up for the 2018 Iditarod at Iditarod Headquarters in June. She and her husband, Jeremy, have been building their kennel of sled dogs and training toward their dream of running the Iditarod Trail. Talking with …


Husky Talk Podcast

Welcome to Husky Talk Podcast. A Weekly Behind the Scenes Look at the Iditarod and mushing for classrooms around the world Erin Montgomery, 2015 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ from Iowa and her students host this podcast, designed and created to introduce you to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and give you an essential behind …


Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – Good Vibes from Kids

I’m forever impressed by all the work that goes into hosting a checkpoint.  It’s an endeavor that brings the community, both young and old and everyone in-between together.  People cook and provide delicious food for the mushers and volunteers, there’s organizing the musher parking, readying places for the mushers and volunteers to sleep and of …


Adopting Copernicus

Paws Along the Trail with Adoption What happens to sled dogs when they are retired or when they just don’t have the heart for pulling? Mushers keep them or find new, loving homes for the dogs. Heidi: For two summers at Iditarod Educator’s Camp, I loved seeing Copernicus in the dog yard. He appeared to be …


2017 – 2018 Teacher Conferences in Lower 48: Virginia, Iowa, and More!

Join us and discover ways to incorporate Iditarod into your classroom. Workshops feature: Information about Iditarod, dog mushing, dog care before, during, and after the race STEM connections for your students Lessons and activities for real time authentic learning Presenters/Speakers include:  Musher, veterinarian, Iditarod EDU faculty.  Iditarod Teacher Workshop Schedule for the 2017 – 2087 …


Beginning the Dream

Back when I began following the Iditarod and the EDU website, I read about 2004 Teacher on the Trail™, Jeff Peterson. I remember thinking, “Wow! I would LOVE to do that!” The dream began for me, but it seemed beyond reach. As the years passed and I used the Iditarod more and more as a tool …


2018 Iditarod Conference for Educators – Anchorage – Feb. 27, 28, March 1, 2

Register to attend the 2018 Iditarod Conference for Educators by clicking here! The 2018 Iditarod Conference for Educators  “*Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them” February 27 – 28, and March 1, 2  Anchorage, Alaska Iditarod Educational Learning Projects connect a real event, in real time- to content learning by providing experiential, project …


Geographically Iditarod!

  Howdy Teachers! The summer was sure a busy one here at the kennels…new things were built, repairs made, and best of all, new puppies!  It is exciting to watch the little ones as they acclimate to their new surroundings, sounds, and people who will be their lifeline as they mature. It made me think …


Tanis Anderson, Glennallen, AK, Summer Raffle Truck Winner

Tanis Anderson, from Glennallen AK, bought two Summer Raffle tickets on August 10, 2017. Tanis had a chance to take a look at her new truck options at the Anchorage, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram … because one of those two tickets was a winner!  Tanis Anderson and Kristine Horst, Customer Relations Manager at ACDJR.


Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – Better By 12 Days

This photo of a team coming into Nenana in 2017 caught my eye for a couple of reasons. First, it shows how concentrated traffic is coming into the first checkpoint of the race. Only 4 minutes earlier, DeeDee Jonrowe passed by and now there were four teams on the horizon – a photographer’s paradise even …