Kigluait Adventures is taking a leave of absence, on furlough, or a sabbatical. However you choose to see it, Kigluait Adventures is taking some time to reshape and plan out future goals in education. We are aiming to provide programming again as early as Spring 2012, but more likely Fall of 2012.
Thanks to our customers and our partners, Kigluait Adventures has been able to provide quality content to classrooms around the US, Australia and Mexico for 7 years. We have had many exciting years and adventures with all of our customers.
As such, you deserve to know what and how we are taking our leave of absence.
Kigluait has had a move to Fairbanks, Alaska. The big city. Though we will be closer to more diverse and open trails on rivers and tundra, we have realized that we need to take the time to re-organize the kennel and setup our new outdoor program structure, trail system, and connectivity issues based on your feedback from 2010/2011.
We were in great hopes to have this prepared before winter in Fairbanks, but as happens with time, the winter weather beat us to the punch. And most know, building in winter in Fairbanks (it is -8 F as I type this in the first of November) is challenging, to say the least. Futhermore, it is also well known that winter time for mushers is the golden time for running sled dogs.
So, while we will greatly miss visiting with students all over the US, sharing about sled dogs and sharing our passion for learning through our environment, Richard and I will be tending to some side adventures while preparing for future programs.
Now in case, you were curious, or wondering, Christna and Richard have also had to keep themselves occupied for the winter with additional work! Currently Christina is back teaching in the classroom at Hutchison High School in Fairbanks and finishing her masters degree in Ed. Tech. You can follow her musings on gaming in education at Gaming to Learning in a Digital Classroom. You can also follow her classroom antics on her weebly page: http://humhutch.weebly.com.
As for Richard, he is knee deep in his Interdiscplinary Study with the Rap Program at UAF, and of course, running sled dogs.
We will continue to maintain Flash Kennels Site, and provide collabration projects and lesson plans for integrating mushing and Alaska into your classrooms.
We look forward to seeing you all in future programs from Fairbanks, Alaska! Happy Trails!