Northern Light Media is co-sponsoring the 2016 IditaChat from BLM Alaska:
@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).
This year’s BLM IditaChat mushers include Aliy Zirkle, Zoya DeNure, Jodi Bailey, Dan Kaduce, Cindy Abbott, Bonnie Foster (with her dogs!) and Julie Capps!
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. Simply use the #BLMIditaChat hashtag in your tweet and follow the conversation at @BLMAlaska on Twitter.
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.
You can read the bios of the IditaChat participants, the Tweet Chat Cadre!
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