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STEM: Light up the Checkpoints

Students will create paper circuits to light up checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail. Grade Level – 3rd – 5th Topic: Electrical Circuits / Measurement Students will gain an understanding of electrical circuits by creating an electrical circuit to light up an Iditarod checkpoint. Students will practice their measuring skills. Students will become familiar with the …

Dog of the Month- Jonah!

Tails from the Trail- Dog of the Month- Jonah! This month Kristy Berington shares about her special dog Jonah! Kristy, along with her twin sister Anna, own Seeing Double Sled Dog Racing in Knik, Alaska.  The 2020 Iditarod will be Kristy and Anna’s 11th Iditarod. “My special dog is Jonah. Jonah, who is now 11, was my …

Ikidarod – McGrath, Takotna, Nikolai Schools

Ikidarod 2019: McGrath, Takotna, and Nikolai Schools McGrath School hosted Takotna, and Nikolai Schools for Traditions Week last March. (2019) Students K-12 participated in this week long culture camp, learning how to paint, cook, build dog houses, and mush a one dog dogteam. This has been a premier activity in McGrath for decades, as their …

D is for…..

Tails from the Trail  ID_ _ _ _ _ _ D is for Diligence According to Sanka W Dog diligence is “showing care and conscientious behaviors in one’s work or duties” It is being careful, persistent, and working hard.  Our mushers, volunteers, veterinarians, and dogs show diligence throughout the entire race and in training leading …

Tips on Getting Started Using the Race With Students

Welcome to Iditarod!  We’d like to help you create an amazing unit of study that will engage your students in an authentic learning adventure!  Let’s get started! A rookie is someone new.   If you are new to the concept of using the race as a teaching tool, you are a rookie Iditarod teacher. You’ve come …

Got to Love all that Fur!

Tails from the Trail- Adaptations According to the Iditarod Race rules for 2020, “Rule 43 — Dog Description: Only dogs suitable for arctic travel will be permitted to enter the race. ” Another adaptation sled dogs have is their fur.  Sled dogs, Alaskan Huskies, have two layers of fur.   The undercoat, or inner layer, is …

Dog of the Month- Banana!

Tails from the Trail: Dog of the Month- Banana Every dog has its own unique personality that makes them special.  This month Cindy Abbott, a two- time Iditarod finisher, shares about her lead dog Banana!       “I would like to begin with the fact that every dog at the kennel has a special place …

Iditarod Countdown “I”

Tails from the Trail: Iditarod count down- I_ _ _ _ _ _ _ I is for Iditarod!  The 2020 Iditarod will be the 48th running of the Last Great Race®. Joe Redington Sr, the Father of the Iditarod, organized the Iditarod Race to save the sled dog culture and the Alaskan huskies after the …

Keeping it Cool!

Tails from the Trail- Adaptations Sled dogs are a group of amazing athletes, some of the best in the world. But how do these dogs survive and thrive in the coldest weather of Alaska? Over time, nature has allowed dogs to have developed physical characteristic or behaviors that help them survive. These are called adaptations. …

Iditarod Regional Teacher Events to be held in Chicago and Colorado Springs

We’re heading to the starting line and bringing Iditarod Teacher Conference events to the lower 48!   Get Ready, Colorado Springs! (February 8, 2020) Here we come! And Idaho, we’re in planning mode to visit your state. These events are one day events.  We’re in the process of ‘filling the sled bag’ for these events and …