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Tales from the Trail: Special Delivery

This year, two mushers will be carrying special packages on their sleds to make a special delivery in Nome. In order to promote vaccine awareness, Martin Buser and Aliy Zirkle will carry vaccine from Anchorage to Nome.  Vaccines are given to children to help prevent various diseases.  This event is being organized by Lisa Schobert, …

The Finish Line

When daylight broke at Yentna Station the planes began arriving to move out all the personnel who had been located at the station.  We were on the second plane to take off, and we managed to make it back to Martin Buser’s Happy Trails Kennel in time to see Andrew Nolan come in fifth place …

The Jr. Rookies Are One Step Closer

How better to learn about your passion then to hear from someone who has been in your shoes and has become an expert in the same area? This evening the Junior Iditarod Rookie Mushers had a meeting where they got to do just that.  They got to hear from experts in the field about the …

Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ 2015 Finalists

Hi Boys and Girls Did you know that every year a teacher is selected to be the Teacher on the Trail ™? That special teacher flies from checkpoint to checkpoint following the race and reporting what they learn on the trail. They also provide lessons for classroom use during the entire school year. It’s a …

The 2013 Jr. Iditarod

Saturday, Feb.23, after attending the start of the 2013 Jr. Iditarod, Linda headed out to Yentna Station to observe the 2013 Jr. Iditarod. 13 Jr. Mushers are racing in this year’s Jr. Iditarod.  Learn more about the Jr. Idiarod at this link. Linda will be sharing her observations of the race after she returns from …

2013 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ Linda Fenton

Linda Fenton, Waupaca, Wisconsin, has been selected as the 2013 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™.  Linda is the 15th Teacher on the Trail™ to join this program that began in 1999. Currently teaching 3rd grade at the Waupaca Learning Center, Linda has been using the Iditarod in the classroom as a teaching tool for the …

A Heartfelt Thanks to Target

I feel very fortunate to have been a part of the 38th Iditarod.  Because of Target’s willingness to sponsor the Teacher on the Trail program, I had the opportunity to witness and share with students around the world one of the greatest sporting events in the world. By using Skype and the Target® Iditarod Teacher …

Thanks, Herb!

Thanks, Herb!

Summer Teacher’s Camp – Don’t let another summer go by without attending this conference!!!

This year’s (2009) Summer Teacher’s Camp was another gem among many. Starting off with 4 days and 3 nights at Vern Halter’s “Dream A Dream Dog Farm,” we got right in to the mushing and dog care aspect of the teacher conference. With Vern at the wheel (literally), we bounced over hill and dale, and …

Meet Target® 2010 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™Herb Brambley

Herb, along with his wife Jamie, who is a librarian, live in a log home they built and now share with 3 huskies, 5 cats, and a mule.  Herb is a K-6 environmental education and technology teacher at Southern Fulton Elementary School in Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania.  He is also a part time grant writer for the …