Conferences for Teachers

Eye on the Trail: Teacher Conference Field Trip

There’s not a better day for the kids in school than a field trip day.  From the Iditarod Winter Teacher’s Conference, it’s safe to say there’s no better day for teachers either.  Teachers departed downtown Anchorage this morning to attend Vet Check at Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla, then have lunch at Settler’s Bay on Knik …


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, …


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 …


Educational Events Held in Michigan and North Carolina

It was back to the ‘classroom’ for teachers who attended Iditarod educational conferences on September 28 in Michigan and North Carolina.   Michigan:  Summary of Events at the Midwest Mushing Symposium and Teacher’s Conference As regular as the leaves change color and days shorten in fall, mushers and teachers gather in Curtis, Michigan for the …


North Carolina Iditarod Teacher Workshop

Click here to learn about the Iditarod Workshop for teachers held in early fall in North Carolina. Learn from Iditarod Teachers on the Trail™ , a musher, and an Iditarod veterinarian. Register by September 16, 2013. See you there!  


Naming Sled Dog Pups

If you’ve gotten a baby brother or sister, a puppy or a kitten, there’s always the question of what should it’s name be. Do you remember the process of selecting a name? The name has to “fit” and it has to be just right. Maybe you used a book or maybe the name came from …


How To Make Booties

Hi Boys and Girls, Are you getting excited for the race to start?  I sure am.  I’ve been reading everything I can on this blog and on Iditarod.com.  I’m trying to learn about all the mushers.  I hope you are exploring the site to see what you can learn. The week before the race starts, …


Teachers at Summer Camp

Were you one of the very lucky students whose teacher went to Summer Camp for Educators and Race Fans? Handler works as part of the camp staff and we’re always anxious to hear stories and see pictures of camp and activities. The twelve participants enjoyed a wonderful experience and will bring exciting new ideas using …