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School Visits

Tails from the Trail I have had the pleasure of spending the last few days visiting local schools in the Mat-Su Valley School District.  It has been so much fun being with the students, learning, and talking about the Iditarod! We even had time for some Sled Dog Hokey Pokey and games of Musher Says. …

R is for…….

R is for  Respect! According to Sanka W Dog, respect is “To admire someone or something deeply because of their abilities, qualities, actions or achievements.” Respect can come in so many forms along the Iditarod Trail.  Respect for the canine athletes, mushers, volunteers.  The time, effort, courage, and perseverance that is put into not only …

The Journey Begins

Tails from the Trail Day 1 Good morning from Anchorage.  It is great to be back in Alaska! Here is a mini-tour of some great sites in Anchorage. Lake Hood is the world’s busiest seaplane landing base in the world. On average about 200 planes land and take off per day.   Cook Inlet was …

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 …