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Iditarod ABCs

Looking for a fun display for your Iditarod unit? Look no further than the Iditarod ABCs.  Originally compiled in 2017, this list has been updated so that it can be used year after year!  Enjoy! Iditarod ABCs  

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 …

A is for….

Tails from the Trail- IDITA_ _ _ A is for Attitude According to Sanka W Dog, “Attitude turns barriers into hurdles, obstacles into opportunities and problems into solutions.” With a positive attitude, you can accomplish goals and overcome challenges. Out on the trail, a positive attitude is a must.  Without Joe Redington’s positive attitude and …

Dog of the Month- Goldie

Tails from the Trail- Goldie!! This month Lev Shvarts shares about his special dog Goldie.  Lev Shvarts of Willow, AK mushed his first Iditarod in 2014.  The 2020 Iditarod will be Lev’s fifth Iditarod run.   “This is the story of a lovely lady named Goldie. She’s an old lady now, retired from competitive racing, and …

T is for…..

Tails from the Trail- IDIT _ _ _ _ T is for Teamwork According to Sanka W Dog, teamwork is “A group of people and/or animals working together to achieve a common desired goal.” There are so many examples of teamwork before, during, and after the Iditarod, really throughout the entire year!  The mushers and …

A Super Circulatory System!

Tails from the Trail- Adaptations- Countercurrent Circulation Imagine running out into the snow, building snowmen, or even taking a long stroll through the snow BAREFOOT!! We would be freezing, and running to find some way to warm our bodies.  Dogs, however, have a special adaptation in their paws that helps them retain heat even when …

Iditarod and Mushing are Amazing Tools for your Classroom

I’d like to thank Debbie Curry for filling in for me.  Influenza A wasn’t on this week’s to do list… I am so sorry I am not here in McCall.   Before Debbie continues, I just want to thank her for stepping in on such short notice.  Debbie is an alumni of our Alaska events, having …

Dog of the Month-Scabs!

Tails from the Trail- Dog of the Month- Scabs! Happy New Year!! This month Brett Bruggeman shares about his special dog Scabs.  Brett mushed in his first Iditarod in 2018, this year will be his third Iditarod. Brett and his wife Suzette own Skinny Leg Sled Dogs, you can read more stories about their dogs …

These Feet Were Made for Walking!

Tails from the Trail- Adaptations-Paws Whether we are running, walking, lounging, or hiking, we have a great pair of shoes to protect our feet and make us feel comfortable. There’s so much to choose from – sneakers, boots, flipflops, loafers, slippers, you name it, we have footwear for it.  So what do our canine friends …

Dog of the Month- Maple!

Tails from the Trail- Dog of the Month- Maple! This month Four-Time Iditarod and Yukon Quest Champion Lance Mackey shares about his special dog Maple!  Lance first ran the Iditarod in 2001 and won the Iditarod in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.  He is the only musher to have four consecutive Iditarod wins. “I have …