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The Juniors Gear Up

Paws Along the Trail with the Teens Last night, the teen mushers racing in the Junior Iditarod got their briefings at  Iditarod Headquarters.  Their families gathered along with them.  As the meeting began, the racers were asked to sit across the front row.   Several looked stoic or apprehensive, others relaxed, but I would say …

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 …

George Washington Meets Iditarod

Paws Along the Trail with School Children This first week in Alaska as 2018 Teacher on the Trail™ has been spent speaking in area elementary schools. It’s an honor to be invited into their classrooms! I begin by sharing some differences between Virginia and Alaska: There are no moose in Virginia.  All across the room, …

Help Getting to the Iditarod

Paws Along the Trail with Family and Friends Next week at the annual Mushers’ Banquet, all the mushers will go up on stage.  Many will pause and thank people who have helped them accomplish their dream of racing in the Iditarod:  sponsors, family, friends, their dogs.  It is a touching moment, hearing about all those …

Dog House Math

Paws Along the Trail with Dog Houses Sled dog houses vary between kennels. Some mushers build and design the cozy homes. Others use plastic barrels or premade dog houses. Dogs’ names are painted on or routered onto wooden signs; this is mostly for visitors or new handlers as the mushers amazingly know the nuances and …

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  …

The Patch

Paws Along the Trail with History One of the exciting parts of being Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ is being able to design a personalized patch.  The patch is sewn on my  parka, backpack, and the Teacher on the Trail™ sleeping bag we use to stay warm on the Iditarod Trail.   Presidents’ Day, which …

The Year of the Dog

Paws Along the Trail with the Strengths of the Sled Dog The Chinese New Year begins on Friday, February 16. A Chinese tradition chooses an animal to represent the year. Those born under said animal year supposedly possess the character strengths and weaknesses of that creature. Examples are the monkey, rooster, rat (no, thank you), …

2018 Summer Camp for Teachers June 23 – July 2 – Wasilla, Alaska

Summer Camp for Educators! Download Registration Materials at this Link! SAVE THE DATE:        June 23th through July 2th 2018 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 four days at …

Earthquakes and Sled Dogs

Paws Along the Trail with an Earthquake While in Alaska last winter as a Teacher on the Trail™ finalist, we gathered on the top floor of the hotel, enjoying the Exxon Mobile social. The first speaker proceeded through a litany of warnings and advice on what to do in the event of an earthquake. I …