Yukon Quest Unveils Education Program for 2018 Race

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Schools following the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race will see added value with the new Yukon Quest for Learning program.

Big changes are planned for the education program as Cathi and Grant Dunham pilot Yukon Quest for Learning during the 2018 race. The program will expand on the existing education site and provide a unique opportunity for Cathi and Grant to come to students from the race trail. They will travel portions of the trail answering questions from students and classes using audio, video, photos, and text. In addition, they will host Skype sessions with the pilot project partner classes, and all teachers will be able to find suggested daily activities as the teams race towards the finish.

“Education surrounding the Yukon Quest has always been of importance to the organization,” says Natalie Haltrich, Executive Director – Yukon. “Cathi and Grant created the original paper-based education program close to 30 years ago and the web-based program has been active for more than 20 years, so we are excited partner with them and have their expertise on the trail for the pilot year of Yukon Quest for Learning.”

“I am excited to be able to put my ‘when I retire dream’ into play, says Cathi Dunham. “I have always wanted to provide teachers and students with a more hands-on interactive perspective of the Yukon Quest.”

The Yukon Quest for Learning program is sponsored by Klondike Rib & Salmon and has been created by and maintained by Cathi and Grant Dunham. Learn more about the program, visit www.yukonquest.com/about/education-program.