Author: Diane Johnson (336 posts)


The Alaska Aviation Museum Hosts a Four-Author Book Signing on on February 28

Alaska pioneers, Iditarod dog mushing, photography, starting and running an airline are the topics of special book signing featuring Alaska books from four different sources Feb. 28th. “This is an exceptional chance to meet and talk to real Alaskan authors and book publishers,” said Lael Morgan with Epicenter Press. On hand to sign and sell …


Conference for Educators- Feb. 27 – March 2 – Anchorage Schedule

Iditarod Teaching and Learning Conference-  February 27– March 2 Monday:  February 26, 2018:  Pre Conference Social courtesy our Education Sponsor, ExxonMobil, 7:00 PM,  , Anchorage Plan on arriving in Alaska in time to join us for this event.  We’ll be stepping on the runners of the sled together at this meet and  greet.  We will  …


IAF Finalizes Details for the 2018 Iditarod

The Iditarod Air Force is a team of volunteer pilots who support “the Lasts Great Race on Earth®” from Anchorage to Nome.  The 30 some volunteer pilots collectively bring more than 743 years and 420,000 hours of flying experience to the table. These credentials speak highly of a dedicated group of pilots that are about to …


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 – Downtown Hilton Iditarod Educational Learning Projects connect a real event, in real time- to content learning by …


2019 Videos from Applicants

Click Here to View the Application Video by Mr. Hickox   View the Application Video by Mr. Braymer below.   View the Application Video by Tammy Drudy below.     Click Here to View the Application Video by Teresa  Campbell   Application Video by Katie Kunze – view below.  


Download, Print, and Use These Maps with Students.

Map Resources for Your Classroom Iditarod Trail Map This  Iditarod Trail map, both the northern and southern route map, can be downloaded and printed out.  Maps for northern and southern routes Maps for the northern and southern trails along with trail descriptions can be found at this link. Map of Alaska or Other States. Choose …


Get Ready for the 2018 Iditarod!

We’re gearing up for the 2018 Race. No matter if you’ve been following the race with your students in past years or if this is your first year using the race as a teaching tool, you can start by looking back at the 2017 Race by reviewing the 2017 Iditarod Race Guide  


Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, also called the “Last Great Race on Earth®” Who? Mushers –  See the current list of mushers for the 2018 race by clicking here. Dogs!  Dogs!  Dogs!  Most of the sled dogs are Alaskan Huskies.  Dogs in the race must first meet standards of good health.  Learn more by …


Joseph Redington Jr. Named 2018 Honorary Musher

On Oct. 6, 2017, the Iditarod Trail Committee board of directors unanimously selected Joseph (Joee) Redington Jr. as the 2018 Honorary Musher. Joee passed away in Fairbanks on Aug. 14, 2017, at the age of 74. He was the oldest son of Joe Redington Sr., the “Father of the Iditarod.” Board President Andy Baker contacted …


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 …