The Learning Trail: GSEHD Alumna Serves as Iditarod’s 2023 Teacher on the Trail

July 19, 2023

Juli Westrich poses under Iditarod banner

GSEHD alumna Juli Westrich (master's, Museum Education) was featured in the GW Magazine article, "The Learning Trail." Juli became the Iditarod's 2023 Teacher on the Trail, a volunteer position which requires weekly lesson planning, evening and weekend availability for Zoom calls with teachers, and finally, a visit to Alaska in March to be at various checkpoints with the mushers. (The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is a highly competitive 938-mile trek across the state of Alaska powered entirely by malamute or husky dogs.)

Read the full article in GW Magazine >