Northern Light Media is co-sponsoring the 2016 IditaChat from the Bureau of Land Management:
@BLMAlaska will host a “Sled Dog Tales: Talk with Alaska Sled Dogs” Tweet Chat on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. AKST (1 to 3 p.m. EST).
You can ask sled dogs what they really think and experience, translated by the person who knows them best — their musher.
Anyone with a Twitter account can “tweet” live questions
and comments for the dogs during the #BLMIditaChat Twitter conversation on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Simply use the #BLMIditaChat hashtag in your tweet and follow the conversation at @BLMAlaska on Twitter.
We also are inviting educators to submit their student’s questions in advance (before Jan. 6, 2016) and do not need to be online to participate. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Some of the conversation and photos will also run on the BLM Alaska Facebook page during the event. Links to the full #BLMIditaChat conversation will be posted on the agency’s social media and website after the #BLMIditaChat.
During the Tweet Chat the history and culture of Iditarod National Historic Trail and recreation opportunities will be covered. Mushers and their dogs will answer questions from the public and classrooms.
Remember to come view the Ceremonial Start of the 2016 Iditarod Sled Dog Race with other mushing enthusiasts at the BLM Campbell Tract in Anchorage, Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Read the Bios of all our tweeting mushers and dogs and BLM Iditarod National Historic Trail coordinator Kevin Keeler. Additional Bios coming soon!
Resources for Tweet Chat
- Iditarod National Historic Trail Website
- Iditarod Ceremonial Start Webpage Come view the Ceremonial Start of the 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race with other mushing enthusiasts at the BLM Campbell Tract, Saturday, March 1, 2014, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Iditarod Trail FAQs
- Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance
- Iditarod Race (Official Website)
- Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources Iditarod Easement Project webpage
- Iditarod NHT on US Fish and Wildlife Service Innoko National Wildlife Refuge
- Alaska Resources Library and Resources Services has an extensive collection of old maps, field reports, and late 20th century photography the Iditarod National Historic Trail in a digitized 5,000 piece collection
- Library of Congress Carpenter Collection of Alaska Photos– collection of historic photos, many of the settlements of Alaska