2016 #BLMIditaChat

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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 blmalaska@blm.gov. 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.

Tweet Cadre

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



About Helen Hegener

My books currently in print include "A Mighty Nice Place," Alaskan Roadhouses, The First Iditarod, The Matanuska Colony Barns, The All Alaska Sweepstakes, and The Yukon Quest Trail. I am currently researching and writing a book on the history of the Alaska Railroad. All of my books and DVDs are available on this site, at Amazon, eBay, IndieBooks, CreateSpace, GoodReads, and through your local independent bookstores. I’ve volunteered for several sled dog races, including the All Alaska Sweepstakes, the Yukon Quest, the Northern Lights 300, and the Copper Basin 300. I also organized and sponsored two Mushing History Conferences, in 2009 and 2010, which drew presenters and attendees from across Alaska and Canada. You can contact me on Facebook, at PO Box 870515, Wasilla, Alaska 99687-0515, and via email at helenhegener@gmail.com
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