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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 …

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 …

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 …

Participate in Our Survey

Our goal is to help you use the race with your students by providing lessons, projects, and activities that you can use in your classroom.  We want to get to know you and your students better so we can meet the goal of continuing to develop engaging content for you and your students.    Please …

Iditarod Teacher Summer Camp Set to Begin

TODAY:  JUNE 17 — marks the start of summer camp for teachers.  That’s right, summer camp isn’t just for kids, it’s for Iditarod teachers, too!  Iditarod’s summer camp is the perfect experiential event to help teachers gain knowledge about Iditarod, dog mushing, the amazing athletes — We’re talking about dogs!   AND of course, the mushers.  …

Finalists for 2018 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™

Educators Kim Busch, Tamara Drudy, and Heidi Sloan participated in the selection process for 2018 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™.  This process began in December when Kim, Tammy, and Heidi were named finalists for the 2018 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™.  At that time, Kim, Tammy, and Heidi began preparing for a week’s stay in …

Designing Commemorative Beads

Greetings, Teachers! Hard to believe the race to Nome is over! However, many people, including children, are on their own “race” to surviving hardships, life career changes, and most of all, overcoming medical conditions. This year some mushers, veterinarians, as well as the 2017 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™️ , Annie Kelley, carried “Beads of …

Mandatory Equipment Scavenger Hunt

  Crisp Winter Wishes to All!!!    The Iditarod Dog Sled Race will soon be seeing mushers crossing the finish line under the Burled Arch in Nome, Alaska. The race judges will be checking each sled bag for the mandatory equipment each musher needs to carry along the trail. If you go to www.iditarod.com>Information>Mushers>2017 Race …

Plenty of Harnesses

Dear Fellow Teachers, What a great race! I took some time to head back to Alaska to visit some former sled dog team members. It was an exciting trip, and I was so happy to see my friends. The howling in the kennel yard, seeing the harnesses hanging ready to be used, the sled awaiting …

Fairbanks Start? No Worries for Teachers!

The Restart is headed to Fairbanks for only the third time in the history of the race! But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with classroom ready materials for your students! Looking for Fairbanks based math lessons? The Mathing Down the Trail Book features two lessons that feature Fairbanks.  On pages 113-119, the “Passing Time …