Iowa Public Television

 

About the Series

Iowa Outdoors is a new series produced by Iowa Public Television in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources that highlights outdoor recreation, environmental issues, conservation initiatives, and Iowa's outdoor natural resources.

Hosts

  • Scott   Siepker (Host)

    Scott Siepker

    Scott is a native of Mount Carmel, Iowa and graduate of Carroll High School. He earned a... Read more

  • Kellie  Kramer (Host)

    Kellie Kramer

    Kellie is originally from southwestern Indiana, but has happily called Des Moines home since 2002.... Read more

  • Amanda   Mullen (Host)

    Amanda Mullen

    Amanda, host from Season One, is an Ankeny, Iowa native. Having earned a B.A. in Performing... Read more

Recent Stories

Iowa Outdoors (#503)

posted on July 2, 2015

Full Program: Venture north to Okoboji's antique boat festival and explore the Iowa DNR's efforts to rehabilitate lakes across our state. More »

Okoboji classic boat rendezvous

posted on July 2, 2015

We travel to the Iowa Great Lakes for an annual gathering of wooden boats and other old, classic watercrafts that wow visitors each summer. More »

Public skateparks

posted on July 2, 2015

See skateboarders fly high and show off their skills at some of the many public skateparks Iowans can now enjoy. More »

Equine therapy

posted on July 2, 2015

See how horses are being used in a therapeutic way to help some Iowans improve their quality of life. More »

Lewis and Clark State Park

posted on June 5, 2015

Explore what there is to see and do, as well as the important history you can learn, at Lewis and Clark State Park near Onawa in western Iowa. More »

Making bamboo fly fishing rods

posted on June 5, 2015

An Ankeny man shows us the attention to detail and fine craftsmanship that goes into constructing a high quality, effective and collectible bamboo fly fishing rod. More »

Langwood Challenge Course

posted on June 5, 2015

Explore the outdoors through a trip down a zip line, a "Leap of Faith" jump from a pole to a trapeze, a trust fall, and problem-solving challenges that are part of the high ropes and low elements at the Langwood Challenge Course in Louisa County. More »

Iowa Outdoors (#502)

posted on June 5, 2015

Full Program: On this early summertime edition of Iowa Outdoors...Fly down a zip line at Langwood Challenge Course in Louisa County...See the intricate craftsmanship of bamboo fly fishing rods from a man whose passion is building them...Explore the wildlife and... More »

Lake Red Rock photographer Ron Huelse

posted on June 4, 2015

Paddle along the shore of Lake Red Rock with photographer Ron Huelse, as he shares some of his stunning images and explains how he captures the wildlife and nature of this gorgeous setting from the confines of his kayak. More »

The Iowa Storm Chasing Network

posted on May 7, 2015

We journey alongside and elite team of severe weather aficionados with a profile of the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. More »

Springtime Wildflower Photographer Tom Rosburg

posted on May 7, 2015

From the prairies to the woodlands, we enjoy springtime wildflowers through the lens of Tom Rosburg. More »

GORUCK military style workout regimen

posted on May 7, 2015

We spend the entire night outdoors for a military style workout regimen, known as GORUCK. More »

Iowa Outdoors Springtime Edition

posted on May 7, 2015

Full Program: On this episode of Iowa Outdoors, we travel alongside an elite team of storm chasers, spend the night outdoors for a military-style workout regimen, and enjoy springtime wildflowers through the lens of Tom Rosburg. More »

Iowa Outdoors | Season 5 Preview

posted on December 17, 2014

A sneak peek at a few of the stories you'll see in Season 5. More »

Color the Wind Kite Festival

posted on December 17, 2014

This annual festival draws kite aficionados and spectators to Clear Lake every February for the splash of color and floating spectacle in the sky. It’s an event that thrives on wind, snow and ice. More »