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Latest EDU Posts

Educational Trail Mail Sales are Open!

We are so excited to announce that sales for the Educational Trail Mail Project are open! This is an amazing chance for your class to send a piece of mail down the trail in one of the 2022 student-designed cachets, and help us raise funds for our education programs at the same time! It’s very …

Voices of the Volunteers: Monte Mabry

  Monte Mabry has served as Director of Operations for the Iditarod Air Force in recent years. He has lived all over the globe and flying is, simply, in his blood. This will be his 25th year with Iditarod and has seen the evolution of the race first-hand from both an aviation and logistical perspective. …

Iditarod: The First Ten Years Visual Arts

IDITAROD: THE FIRST TEN YEARs – Visual Arts The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has been represented through art almost from its very beginning.  Paintings, posters, patches, badges, belt buckles and buttons have all been created to celebrate, commemorate and spread the word of The Last Great Race.   Chapter 8 of Iditarod: The First …

Fred Machetanz: Iditarod Trail Annual Artist

A legendary artist in his own right, Fred Machetanz donated the use of his artwork for covers of Iditarod Trail Annuals. Click on each image to enlarge it.    

Misconceptions and More: Roads and the IAF

  In the “lower 48”, traveling throughout the country is something that can easily be taken for granted. For long distances, air travel is the preferred way to go, but for everything else, most people tend to travel by car. The highway system that crisscrosses our nation gives us the ability to drive almost anywhere …

Moments with Mushers

Here you will find artifacts related to specific Iditarod Mushers! Check back, as we’ll be adding to this page! Susan Butcher Photo Lesson Idea              

2022 Winter Conference Speaker Highlights

Meet the speakers of your conference.  More will be added, so check back to see the entire lineup. Learn about these Iditarod experts and their sessions.  What will be the part you are most excited to learn about? Terrie Iditarod has an App for That will provide teachers with a plethora of ideas for the …

Iditarod and Idaho Sled Dog Challenge Regional Workshop 2022

  The Iditarod Education Department in conjunction with the Idaho Sled Dog Challenge presents McCall, Idaho Regional Educators’ Workshop WHERE:  McCall, ID – Please join us for this in-person conference. (There is no virtual/ZOOM option for participation.) WHEN: January 29, 2022 COST:  $50 per person The goal of this workshop is to give educators background knowledge …

2022 Winter Educators Conference Registration is Open

    SPEAKERS   SCHEDULE   REGISTRATION     Iditarod Education Department Winter Educators Conference “50 Years of Adventure Learning” At the Lakefront Hotel, Iditarod Race Headquarters March 1 – 4, 2022 in Anchorage, Alaska  Registration is open for the Iditarod Winter Educators Conference and we can’t wait to see you! Whether you have used …

Where Legends Are Born

The Iditarod EDU family has lost some of its biggest legends in the last months. At every conference we lead, when we post the question, “What got you interested in using the Iditarod as a teaching tool?” at least half the room mentions Gary Paulsen and his novel Woodsong. When we ask our returning teachers …