The iTREC! Class of 2019-2020 met in Anchorage, AK the last week of July for their first of three trainings in place-based service learning. iTREC! is a place-based professional development workshop series that connects communities along the Iditarod National Historic Trail while promoting resource stewardship, recreation, and community engagement. Fourteen teachers from three school districts, Anchorage, Mat-Su. Borough, and Bering Straits, will work with the Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance, BLM - Campbell Creek Science Center, and Chugach National Forest staff throughout the year to develop their own curriculum that ties in to the Iditarod National Historic Trail.
As a part of the first week of training, teachers met with a number of partners of the Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance during Partner Day, such as Mark Nordman of the Iditarod Trail Committee. Thank you to all of our partners that participated!
Teachers also visited the Botanical Garden for a Geocaching activity.
Congratulation to all of our wonderful teachers for starting on this journey, we can't wait to see the wonderful projects that develop this year!