Watch Mike the Guide as he explains how to mush on a sled and lead a team without falling off!!
It has been a whirlwind of activity here at the Iditarod Teacher Winter Conference. We are treated like out of town royalty and we have been amazed at the access we have been given to the dogs, vets, teachers, and officials here. Wonderful food and friends make this a wonderful teacher training. I am a little behind in my blogging, so I am going to try and catch up with a post about dog sledding. I was really surprised at how my impressions changed about how to mush at the Ididaride dog sledding tour. We are all so glad we had this first experience before the race started to see what dog sledding is really like.
Before we went dog sledding we had time to kill, so obviously we goofed off. We made snow angels, practiced "sledding" and played with moose antlers we found. It was fun being a kid again!
I am a real musher! We had the time of our lives at Mitch Seavey's homestead. Mitch Seavey, of course, won the Iditarod last year, and his family has 3 generations of Iditarod racers in his family. His sledding tour company was absolutely on our bucket list. It was an amazing experience!
About Ms. Wright
I have taught 20 years, and 17 of them here at EES! I love Project Based Learning and thematic teaching to help lessons come alive! I love animals and respect nature, and I bring that passion to my students! I am thrilled to be a part of this special project!