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Iowa Outdoors

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.

 

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  • Emerald ash borer invades Iowa (#402)

    The emerald ash borer is spreading across the state of Iowa, feeding on ash trees and killing them as a result. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and various municipalities are trying to... 04:02

  • Water quality successes (#402)

    Farmers in Iowa are planting the seeds and adopting conservation practices that lead to cleaner water. Small communities recognize many different paths to clean water, but the key is implementing... 06:32

  • Iowa Outdoors (#402) (#402)

    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... 28:46

  • Jim Frink: Fungi photographer (#401)

    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... 06:14

  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (#401)

    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... 03:45

  • Tracking shovelnose sturgeon in Iowa waters (#401)

    Data on fish migrations for spawning and overall behavior are essential to keeping a healthy population for future generations. Iowa DNR officials are monitoring the movements of an interesting... 05:57

  • Iowa Outdoors (#401) (#401)

    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... 27:43

  • Geocachers hunt for hidden treasures (#401)

    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... 06:58

  • Iowa Outdoors | Season 4 Preview (#401)

    On this episode of Iowa Outdoors, go hunting for hidden treasures with geocachers, learn why the DNR is researching shovelnose sturgeon in eastern Iowa waterways, and explore the Greater Des Moines...

  • The Season for Snowmobiles (#306)

    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... 03:44

  • Taxidermy Gives Creatures New Life (#306)

    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

  • David Heusinkveld: Tragedy & Recovery (#306)

    The life-changing story of David Heusinkveld as he travels through the Amana Colonies on a photographic journey of tragedy and recovery. 09:58

  • Iowa Outdoors (#306) (#306)

    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... 28:44

  • Gardening the Outdoors (#306)

    Iowans explore an educational tool connecting students with the earth…from garden gate to their dinner plate. 05:36

  • Amateur astronomers and the art of astrophotography (#305)

    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

  • Mines of Spain (#305)

    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... 03:47

  • Rehabilitating injured birds at SOAR (#305)

    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

  • Iowa Outdoors (#305) (#305)

    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... 28:43

  • ISU's traveling Insect Zoo (#305)

    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

  • Jeff Grewe: Arborist Photographer (#304)

    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

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