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The Season for Snowmobiles (#306)

The Season for Snowmobiles (#306)

posted on December 16, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Snow is a welcome sight for those who enjoy the family friendly wintertime activity of snowmobile riding. Conquering the cold landscape of Iowa has the potential to warm the local economies at the same time. 03:44 Read More »
Taxidermy Gives Creatures New Life (#306)

Taxidermy Gives Creatures New Life (#306)

posted on December 16, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Iowans young and old use the art of taxidermy to create trophy memories of deer, birds, fish and other animals. It’s a career, hobby and passion that requires carpentry skills and artistic talent. 05:51 Read More »
David Heusinkveld: Tragedy & Recovery (#306)

David Heusinkveld: Tragedy & Recovery (#306)

posted on December 16, 2013 at 5:05 PM

The life-changing story of David Heusinkveld as he travels through the Amana Colonies on a photographic journey of tragedy and recovery. 09:58 Read More »
Iowa Outdoors (#306) (#306)

Iowa Outdoors (#306) (#306)

posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Full Program: Explore Iowa from the powered handlebars of local snowmobilers, experience wildlife through the art of modern-day taxidermists, and follow the journey of outdoors photographer David Heusinkveld through tragedy and recovery in the Amana Colonies. 28:44 Read More »
Gardening the Outdoors (#306)

Gardening the Outdoors (#306)

posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Iowans explore an educational tool connecting students with the earth…from garden gate to their dinner plate. 05:36 Read More »
Amateur astronomers and the art of astrophotography (#305)

Amateur astronomers and the art of astrophotography (#305)

posted on October 28, 2013 at 5:27 PM

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 with each other and curious guests. 07:02 Read More »
Mines of Spain (#305)

Mines of Spain (#305)

posted on October 28, 2013 at 5:27 PM

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 an outdoor recreation destination and a place where area youth are experiencing the outdoors and... 03:47 Read More »
Rehabilitating injured birds at SOAR (#305)

Rehabilitating injured birds at SOAR (#305)

posted on October 28, 2013 at 5:27 PM

See how injured eagles, falcons and other birds are rescued and taken under the caring wing of rehabilitators at Saving Our Avian Resources (SOAR), with the hope of releasing them back into the wild. 06:26 Read More »
Iowa Outdoors (#305) (#305)

Iowa Outdoors (#305) (#305)

posted on October 25, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Full Program: Look into the sky with amateur astronomers and astrophotographers at the Iowa Star Party, visit a classroom where kids are touching critters from Iowa State University’s Insect Zoo, explore the scenic Mines of Spain in Dubuque and see how injured... 28:43 Read More »
ISU's traveling Insect Zoo (#305)

ISU's traveling Insect Zoo (#305)

posted on October 25, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Dan Wardell shows us how a fun, hands-on learning experience with cockroaches, millipedes, tarantulas and other arthropods is helping teach Iowans the importance of those critters in our environment. 04:28 Read More »
Jeff Grewe: Arborist Photographer (#304)

Jeff Grewe: Arborist Photographer (#304)

posted on August 12, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Journey along the western rim of Iowa with Jeff Grewe as he melds a love of nature with a chainsaw and a DSLR. 07:01 Read More »
Jester Park's Nature Playscape (#304)

Jester Park's Nature Playscape (#304)

posted on August 12, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Dan Wardell visits with Polk County Conservation’s Lewis Major about Jester Park’s cutting-edge playscape for outdoor nature education. 06:36 Read More »
Loess Hills Prescribed Fire (#304)

Loess Hills Prescribed Fire (#304)

posted on August 12, 2013 at 4:48 PM

A group of firefighters from across the nation venture to the hilly topography of western Iowa for intensive prairie fire training. 04:44 Read More »
Fireflies in Iowa (#304)

Fireflies in Iowa (#304)

posted on August 12, 2013 at 4:43 PM

We explore the unique characteristics of fireflies with photographer Radim Schreiber (fireflyexperience.org) and with ISU entomology researcher Brendan Dunphy. 06:23 Read More »
Iowa Outdoors (#304) (#304)

Iowa Outdoors (#304) (#304)

posted on August 12, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Full Program: We profile wildfire training and nighttime photography in the Loess Hills, visit an innovative playscape in central Iowa’s Jester Park, and showcase summertime firefly photography. 28:44 Read More »
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