STORIES

big sand mound
Jul 18, 2018 | 8 min

There's plot of land along the Mississippi River south of Muscatine that is home to a variety of special ecosystems...including plants and animals, like turtles and snakes, that are rare or endangered in Iowa. It's called Big Sand Mound Nature Preserve, and a lot of Iowans have never heard of it. It's only open to the public once every three years, and we're giving you a glimpse on Iowa Outdoors.

Creekfinding
Jul 18, 2018 | 9 min

When an Iowa City author and illustrator duo heard the story and visited the site of a reclaimed creek and prairie in NE Iowa, they knew it was the perfect story to teach children about the importance of environmental conservation.

Camp Courageous
Jul 12, 2018 | 7 min

Camp Courageous gives campers of all ages and all abilities a chance to get away and challenge themselves outdoors. The year-round camp near Monticello in eastern Iowa adapts activities so just about anyone with a special need can successfully participate.

Pine Lake State Park trail
Jul 12, 2018 | 3 min

Take a virtual hike along the edge of Upper and Lower Pine Lakes.

All Ability Cycles
Jul 12, 2018 | 5 min

Bicycle means two wheels, pedaled. . . traditionally; however, for those living with a disability longing to blaze trail, their cycles can take on all types of adaptive shapes and sizes.

Casting Away Disabilities
Jul 12, 2018 | 9 min

Physical, mental, and emotional challenges can keep people of all ages from enjoying the outdoors; however one Iowa organization provides the perfect venue for disabled veterans to share in the beauty of the outdoors.

Camp Courageous
Jul 11, 2018 | 7 min

Camp Courageous gives campers of all ages and all abilities a chance to get away and challenge themselves outdoors. The year-round camp near Monticello in eastern Iowa adapts activities so just about anyone with a special need can successfully participate.

Casting Away Disabilities
Jul 11, 2018 | 9 min

Physical, mental, and emotional challenges can keep people of all ages from enjoying the outdoors; however one Iowa organization provides the perfect venue for disabled veterans to share in the beauty of the outdoors.

All Ability Cycles
Jul 11, 2018 | 5 min

Bicycle means two wheels, pedaled. . . traditionally; however, for those living with a disability longing to blaze trail, their cycles can take on all types of adaptive shapes and sizes.

Pine Lake State Park trail
Jul 11, 2018 | 2 min

Take a virtual hike along the edge of Upper and Lower Pine Lakes.