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Paddling Iowa's rivers (#403)

Paddling Iowa's rivers (#403)

posted on July 3, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Come along as we explore some of Iowa's 1800 miles of river, including the scenic bluffs of the Upper Iowa River, with an Iowan who literally wrote the book on Paddling Iowa. 09:09 Read More »
Trumpeter swans (#403)

Trumpeter swans (#403)

posted on July 3, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Almost 20 years after the Iowa DNR began efforts to reintroduce the Trumpeter swan population in Iowa, the program is succeeding. It's providing economic benefits, as well as important lessons about the environment. 03:04 Read More »
Water quality and Iowa's trout population (#403)

Water quality and Iowa's trout population (#403)

posted on July 3, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Iowa's trout population is a valuable resource. See how farmers and government are working together to improve water quality in Iowa's streams to help maintain healthy trout populations and fishing conditions. 07:15 Read More »
Iowa Outdoors (#403) (#403)

Iowa Outdoors (#403) (#403)

posted on July 3, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Full Program: Discover how farmers and government are working together to benefit trout populations and water quality, learn about the 17-year cicadas, see how the DNR has reintroduced Trumpeter swans to Iowa, and go canoeing on the Upper Iowa River. 28:46 Read More »
Iowa Outdoors (#402) (#402)

Iowa Outdoors (#402) (#402)

posted on June 5, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Full Program: Visit the bluffs along the Mississippi River in northeast Iowa, where once-endangered peregrine falcons now fly freely in their native habitat, and explore the beauty of Reiman Gardens, the 17-acre horticulture garden at Iowa State University in... 28:46 Read More »
Jim Frink: Fungi photographer (#401)

Jim Frink: Fungi photographer (#401)

posted on May 2, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Jim Frink has an eye for something many people wouldn't give a second look. He's spent decades searching for, and photographing, the stunning colors, shapes, sizes and textures of hundreds of varieties of mushrooms and other fungi. 06:14 Read More »
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (#401)

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (#401)

posted on May 2, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Explore some of the exotic plants and interesting displays inside the recognizable domed conservatory, as construction continues on a series of new outdoor gardens at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. 03:45 Read More »
Iowa Outdoors (#401) (#401)

Iowa Outdoors (#401) (#401)

posted on May 1, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Full Program: Join Iowa geocachers for a high-tech game of hide-and-seek. Explore the vast variety of plants and interesting displays inside the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Go along with Iowa DNR researchers as they learn more about shovelnose... 27:43 Read More »
Geocachers hunt for hidden treasures (#401)

Geocachers hunt for hidden treasures (#401)

posted on May 1, 2014 at 5:44 PM

In just the last decade, a high-tech, outdoor activity called geocaching has grown in popularity in Iowa. It's easy for anyone to get started, and it's a great way to get out and explore your surroundings in both rural and urban areas. 06:58 Read More »
Teen Spotlight #MusicalTheater (#102)

Teen Spotlight #MusicalTheater (#102)

posted on December 23, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Full Program: Teen Spotlight #Musical Theater takes a backstage look at the commitment, teamwork and talent required to pull off a high school musical. In analyzing both large and small school programs, Teen Spotlight #Musical Theater reveals the common... 28:51 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 »
Teen Spotlight #SpokenWordPoetry | Movement 515, Des Moines  (#0)

Teen Spotlight #SpokenWordPoetry | Movement 515, Des Moines (#0)

posted on November 22, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Young performers from Des Moines' diverse range of schools hone their skills in the classroom and at a weekly creative writing workshop called Movement 515. This video segment explores how students and teachers come together to combine the... 04:31 Read More »
Teen Spotlight #SpokenWordPoetry | Iowa Youth Writing Project, Iowa City (#0)

Teen Spotlight #SpokenWordPoetry | Iowa Youth Writing Project, Iowa City (#0)

posted on November 22, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Teen Spotlight focuses on Spoken Word Poetry in Iowa City and the Iowa Youth Writing Project's work with students at Elizabeth Tate High School. An aim of the Project, which was founded by graduates of the University of Iowa's renowned Iowa... 03:17 Read More »
Teen Spotlight #SpokenWordPoetry (#101)

Teen Spotlight #SpokenWordPoetry (#101)

posted on November 22, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Full Program: Teen Spotlight #SpokenWordPoetry, explores how the power of poetry is being heralded throughout Iowa. Rhythmic performances by Des Moines area teens examine “the jagged stuff of life” from the October 11, 2013 Share the Mic event. Teen... 28:30 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 »

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