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Eye on the Trail: Abundant Lessons and Color at Michigan Teacher’s Conference

Teachers had the opportunity to gather a sled full of lesson and activity ideas for their classrooms at the Midwest Sled Dog Symposium and Iditarod Teacher’s Conference in the colorful upper peninsula of Michigan. Nature’s Kennel owners Ed and Tasha Stielstra organized the sixth annual conference and symposium. Opening the teacher’s conference was Nancy Wendt, …


September 2014 Iditarod Workshop in North Carolina for Educators

Educators, don’t wait until February or March to incorporate the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race as a teaching tool in your classrooms. You can start now! And, to get you started now, check out the Iditarod Workshop for Educators held in North Carolina September 27-28. Well-received as a first time workshop in North Carolina by …


2015 Summer Camp for Teachers

  Summer Camp for Educators!   SAVE THE DATE:   June 20th through 29th 2015   for the ULTIMATE professional development experience!     Summer camp isn’t just for kids anymore!  Come experience Alaska in a totally unique adventure while immersing yourself in the Iditarod for nine days!   Campers spend three days at the Dream …


Eye on the Trail: Junior Iditarod has First Entrants

Registration for the 2015 Junior Iditarod opened on the last Saturday of June at Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla. While adult mushers signed up for the 1,000 mile trip to Nome on one end of the table, teens between the ages of 14 and 17 signed up for the 150 mile round trip race on the …


Eye on the Trail: Summer Camp – Lessons from the Trail

Leaving Dream A Dream Kennel marks a new focus for the teachers attending the Summer Camp for Teachers. While Iditarod is all about the dogs, teachers at camp delve into other aspects of Iditarod beyond the hands on aspect experienced at the kennel. The first stop for teachers after moving into Wasilla from Halter’s training …


There Are No Words by Danny Seavey

There are no words. Iditarod 2014 Recap March 16, 2014 at 5:47pm Reposted with Danny’s permission.  I made it.  Thursday afternoon I finished my third Iditarod in 10 days 22 hours 17 minutes and 41 seconds in 35th place.  If you watched this year’s race, you’ve heard what we went through.  From the gorge and …


Eye on the Trail: Bits and Pieces Part II

Throughout the race when there has been enough bandwidth to support a SKYPE call, I’ve talked with several schools back home in Wisconsin. The students at one school had created a list of numbers, similarities and patterns. Aliy has captured second place in three consecutive Iditarod races. The time difference this year was 2:22. Dallas …


March 7–Ruby–7am—Zirkle leads Pack on the Yukon

Anybody with a computer and the great tools at the Insider can see that it was shooting stars last night on the Yukon.  From the wilderness, Aliy Zirkle exploded out of hiding and hit the Yukon bound for Galena.  No doubt, she is going to take her mandatory eight hour break in Galena and look …


Run Dogs Run – Willow

Hello Iditarod Trail!  The Insider shooters had their A games on this day.


Living in the Now

I finally made it to Anchorage. Sorry for the “ break “ in writing. I was scrambling a bit to get here. Including a 7.30 a.m. phone call, Gerd can you meet me at Mile Post 128, and oh yeah can I have your truck, I finally rolled into town. I think it’s the first …