IDITANATURE is being launched in Homer, Alaska this year!
Head Start and Raspberry Lane Waldorf preschool students in Homer, AK have been challenged to spend 1 to 1.5 hours outdoors each day between March 6 and March 20, while the Iditarod Great Sled Race is underway. Kids will log their minutes spent outdoors in a booklet similar to summer reading program logbooks, which will then be approved and signed by teachers and parents. Those students who spend at least 1,150 minutes in nature (ie. the same number of minutes - or more - as the miles travelled by Iditarod mushers during the race) will win a fantastic prize - an opportunity to visit a local sled dog kennel and go mushing through the snow or a pool party (and if the Raspberry Laners spend TWICE the time in nature, they'll win additional outdoor gear!).