iTREC! – Iditarod Trail to Every Classroom


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Modeled after “A Forest for Every Classroom” along the Appalachian Trail, iTREC is a three- season, multi-disciplinary professional development series for educators aimed at providing the inspiration, knowledge and skills to transform teaching into effective and exciting place-based education.

Educators who participate in iTREC! develop their own curriculum that increases student literacy skills and fosters student understanding of and appreciation for the public lands and resources connected by over 2,400 miles of the Iditarod National Historic Trail (INHT). These curricula integrate hands-on study of the natural and cultural resources of communities from Seward to Nome addressing concepts in ecology, sense of place, civics, outdoor recreation and volunteerism.

At the heart of iTREC! is the belief that students who are immersed in the interdisciplinary study of their own “place” are more eager to be involved in the stewardship of their communities and public lands.

For more information about iTREC! Visit their webpage.