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The e-Iditarod is coming

December 2nd, 2010

Walter McKenzie has put together an online forum for following the Iditarod. From the website:

As classes prepare to follow the Iditarod Sled Dog Race this year, why not consider joining the eIditarod (electronic Iditarod) project? We would love to have you join us!

Participating classes will

  • study the trail and musher biographies
  • create a wall-sized map of the trail
  • select a musher to follow in this year’s race
  • track the selected musher’s progress as the race occurs
  • follow the musher reaching each stop on the trail using Twitter and Blogger
  • complete the problem solving tasks you find at each checkpoint’s
  • arrive in Nome vicariously with your selected musher
  • receive an official 2010 eIditarod class certificate for completion of the trail!

If you are interested you can check out his website:

http://surfaquarium.com (click on the electronic iditarod button)

Or email him: walter@surfaquarium.com

The Iditarod is a fascinating race and we have enjoyed following along the past few years.

Iditarod!

January 30th, 2010

Go Team!

Registration closes on January 31 for the eIditarod.

If you have not followed this amazing race in the past, I would encourage you to do so this year. And, I would encourage you to check out the eIditarod project hosted each year by Walter McKenzie. You simply join  their Yahoo group and follow along at the level that suits you.

They offer projects, lesson ideas, information and encouragement as you mush alongside these amazing men and women in the wilderness of Alaska.

Here are some previous posts of mine, at Delighting In His Richness, about the Iditarod and how we took advantage of the eIditarod project.

Also, be sure to check out the official Iditarod website for more background information on the race, the mushers, and the dogs.