Waubonsie State Park's Sunset Ridge Trail

Sunset Ridge Trail | Trail-in-a-Minute

Jul 20, 2017 | 2 min

Take a virtual hike amidst the Loess Hills on Waubonsie State Park’s Sunset Trail.

Polk County "Survivor Camp"

Survivor Camp

Jul 20, 2017 | 5 min

Surviving the treacheries of nature can be a bewildering task. Each year during Spring Break, the Polk County Conservation Board hosts a camp to educate grade schoolers on a few outdoor essentials that may one day save their lives.

Ice Harvesting demonstration in Lansing

Ice Harvesting Demonstration

Jul 20, 2017 | 7 min

For thousands of years, the only way to get ice was to harvest and ship it, and up until the 1960s Northeastern Iowa was a well known exporter of ice. To celebrate its history, Lansing, Iowa holds an ice harvesting demonstration to show the current generation all the work that went into getting ice before the advent of freezers and ice makers.

Photographer Derek Bailey on the shores of Lake Okoboji

Photographer Derek Bailey and Country Features

Jul 20, 2017 | 7 min

In one short year Derek Bailey went from novice photographer to moderator of Country Features, an instagram feature page with 60,000 followers. Aggregating photos that represent rural life, Country Features exposes instagram photographers like Derek Bailey to followers across the world.