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Iditarod In July Trivia

  There will be 1 trivia question per day and all winning entries will be entered in a raffle to win that day’s prize. You have the opportunity to win each day if you answer the question correctly and your name is randomly selected as that day’s winner! Tag a friend in the comments of …

Flashback Photo(s) – Terrie Hanke, 2006 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail

More times than I can count or even remember during the 2006 Iditarod, I found myself in the presence of Iditarod icons, not only people who raced but people who in the early days helped make the race happen.  On the first evening of the 2006 race, I was seated across the table for Joe …

Flashback Photo – Linda Fenton, 2013 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail

This summer, Jane Holmes challenged us to find a favorite “Flashback Photo” and write about it. I knew EXACTLY the picture I would choose. This has always been one of my favorite pictures. Here’s why . . .  In March of 2012, I went to the Iditarod Education Conference as a Teacher on the Trail …

Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ Application

The Application for the 2024 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail is Available Now The Teacher on the Trail program is a unique opportunity for one selected educator to teach beyond the traditional classroom walls via Internet and to be involved in a project that reaches students around the world during  a one year volunteer teaching …

Update from The Iditarod Regarding Continued Search for Leon, Missing Sled Dog

March 28, 2022 The Iditarod is heartbroken over the disappearance of Leon, a sled dog on the race team of Sebastien Dos Santos Borges and would like to recognize the continued search efforts. Leon was returned to Ruby the evening of Saturday, March 12, 2022.  He then escaped on Sunday, March 13, around noon by …

Living Your Values With Iditarod ~ by Kathy Thompson

Paw Print = Maryland Exploration Feeling = Appreciative Live Your Values with Iditarod What can I say about my experience as a 2023 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail Finalist?  How can I conclude this incredible voyage in one final post?  There were so many powerful moments that this last post makes it difficult to wrap …

It’s Go Time! Iditarod Happens because of Volunteers by Cindy Emmons

It’s go time!  Fourth street is transformed as the iconic Iditarod Sled Dog Race banner is ready to welcome mushers and dogs to the 50th Iditarod Sled Dog Race! For 50 years the Iditarod Sled Dog Race has been a champion of excellence in dog welfare, health and nutrition, and a model for volunteerism and …

Teaching Self-Motivation Through The Iditarod ~ by Kathy Thompson

Paw Print = Anchorage ~ Teacher Conference last day, Dog Handler Class, I.C.E. training and COMMS training Exploration Feeling ~ Day Six = Motivated As the three of us started to head down the stairs toward our next adventure, I realized that our time is growing shorter together.  This makes me realize how much I …

Iditarod: The First Ten Years – Reading Informational Text

Following our Teacher on the Trail’s theme of the Iditarod Air Force, this month’s lesson prompt, based on the book “The First Ten Years”, is for pages 114 – 115, 117 – 118. “The History of the Early Iditarod Air Force” by Rob Stapleton. The comparison text is “Iditarod Air Force: lifeblood of the race” …

Building the Dream: The Iditarod Early Years

Article by Walt and Gail Phillips  Excerpt from the book Iditarod: The First 10 Years, an anthology compiled by The Old Iditarod Gang.   When the Iditarod Race was first under consideration, the organizers included members of the Wasilla–Knik Centennial Race Committee (organizers of the 1967 race along the southern portion of the Iditarod Trail), …