Amateur astronomers and the art of astrophotography
Oct 25, 2013 | 00:07:02

We join amateur astronomers at one of Iowa’s darkest locations for the Iowa Star Party, as they share their interstellar hobby and stunning photos wit...

Mines of Spain
Oct 25, 2013 | 00:03:47

It was once a mineral oasis, where Julien Dubuque settled more than 200 years ago. Now, the scenic Mines of Spain area along the Mississippi River is ...

Rehabilitating injured birds at SOAR

See how injured eagles, falcons and other birds are rescued and taken under the caring wing of rehabilitators at Saving Our Avian Resources (SOAR), wi...

Iowa Outdoors (#304)
Aug 11, 2013 | 00:28:44

We profile wildfire training and nighttime photography in the Loess Hills, visit an innovative playscape in central Iowa’s Jester Park, and showcase s...

Fireflies in Iowa
Aug 11, 2013 | 00:06:23

We explore the unique characteristics of fireflies with photographer Radim Schreiber ( and with ISU entomology researcher Brenda...

Loess Hills Prescribed Fire
Aug 11, 2013 | 00:04:44

A group of firefighters from across the nation venture to the hilly topography of western Iowa for intensive prairie fire training.

Jester Park's Nature Playscape
Aug 11, 2013 | 00:06:36

Dan Wardell visits with Polk County Conservation’s Lewis Major about Jester Park’s cutting-edge playscape for outdoor nature education.

Jeff Grewe: Arborist Photographer
Aug 11, 2013 | 00:07:01

Journey along the western rim of Iowa with Jeff Grewe as he melds a love of nature with a chainsaw and a DSLR.

Iowa Outdoors (#303)
Jun 22, 2013 | 00:28:45

We explore paddle-in campsites in central Iowa, explain the restoration of Nahant Marsh, and showcase a photo project between an iPhone and a bur oak ...

Lacey-Keosauqua State Park
Jun 22, 2013 | 00:01:49

A southeastern Iowa park getaway named after its Native American heritage and a pioneer in environmental preservation.