Announcements

2024 Educational Trail Mail Design Winner Announcement

Just like the mushers of the Iditarod, Karlyn T. of WY showed perseverance and has been selected as the artist for the 2024 Trail Mail envelopes.  Karlyn entered last year’s Trail Mail design contest as well and was a top finalist. Meeting and exceeding the criteria of content and artistic aptitude, this 13 year old’s …

Updated 2024 Winter Conference Information

Updated speaker and schedule information. Learn how to harness the power of the Iditarod and sled dog racing to increase student engagement and drive in your classroom.  Add new gear to your classroom sled bag.  Broaden your repertoire of Iditarod lessons in a multitude of content areas and across a wide range of age and …

2024 Trail Mail Design Contest – New Guidelines

Attention 5th – 12th Grade Artists,  Teachers, & Parents:  We have a special art contest just for you & your students! It’s time again for our student art contest to create the 2024 Iditarod Trail Mail envelope design.  The official design will be selected by official Iditarod artist Jon Van Zyle and artist Jona Van …

2023 Iditarod EDU Summer Seminar in the UP Michigan

2023 Iditarod EDU Summer Seminar Newberry, MI, located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan June 25 – 27, 2023 Registration (only $100) is open for the 2023 Iditarod  EDU Summer Seminar in upstate Michigan! We are thrilled to again be offering a Lower 48 professional development experience like no other!  With kennel visits, Iditarod educator …

Meet Kate Newmyer – the 2024 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™️

The Iditarod Education Department is pleased to announce that Kate Newmyer is our 2024 Iditarod Teacher on the TrailTM.  Kate accepted this job after a through and rigorous application and selection process.  Based on her written application, she was selected as one of 3 finalists that were invited to Alaska prior to this year’s race …

2023 “Return to the Southern Route” Trail Mail Design Winner Announced

Over 50 entries were submitted for the 2023 Trail Mail Art Design contest.  There were many, many outstanding designs and choosing just one was difficult. The Education Department thanks our judges Jon and Jona Van Zyle as well as Wendy Brott for their continued support in this project. In the end they took into consideration …

Get I.C.E.d ~ Become an Iditarod Certified Educator!

The Iditarod EDU Teacher Certification program is a four-month-long professional development program offered to preschool – high school teachers across the world. The program is divided into four checkpoints that combine synchronous and asynchronous coursework for teachers. The goal is to equip educators with an accurate and full knowledge and background of the race and …

Join Us: 2022-2023 Iditarod Post Card Challenge

We are looking for classes or homeschool families from several states to round out our fourth annual Iditarod Postcard Challenge! If you join the project, you are committing to sending postcards to each class on the list between the start of school and when the first musher leaves the Iditarod starting line on the first …

2022 Trail Mail is Filled!

A big thanks to all classrooms participating in the 2022 Trail Mail project. All spots are now filled.  How exciting it will be for your class to get your envelope returned from Nome after having traveled the Iditarod 50th Anniversary Trail!  If you’ve signed up, you will be getting next step instructions soon.  And if …

Second Annual Trail Mail Art Contest Open!

Attention 5th – 12th Grade Artists,  Teachers, & Parents: We have a special art contest just for you & your students! We are thrilled to announce our second annual student art contest to create the 2022 50th Anniversary Iditarod Trail Mail judged by official Iditarod artist Jon Van Zyle and artist Jona Van Zyle. What …