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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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  • Iowa Outdoors | Season 5 Preview (#408)

    A sneak peek at a few of the stories you'll see in Season 5. 01:50

  • Color the Wind Kite Festival (#408)

    This annual festival draws kite aficionados and spectators to Clear Lake every February for the splash of color and floating spectacle in the sky. It’s an event that thrives on wind, snow and ice. 07:22

  • Northern pike winter research (#408)

    Fish researchers with the Iowa DNR use a hovercraft to navigate the frozen backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River, collecting valuable habitat and movement data on radio-tagged northern pike. 04:58

  • Ice scuba diving (#408)

    We jump into a frozen lake to explore the dangerous adventure of scuba diving…underneath the ice. There are few locations in Iowa to dive below the ice line and even fewer ice scuba divers. 08:13

  • Iowa Outdoors (#408) (#408)

    Full Program: On this winter edition of Iowa Outdoors...Go under the ice on an Iowa lake with some adventurous scuba divers. Learn how DNR researchers are gathering valuable information about northern pike... 26:59

  • Iowa Outdoors (#407) (#407)

    Full Program: On this autumn edition of Iowa Outdoors...explore the Middle River water trail among the covered bridges of Madison County, learn about the turkey vulture and its role in our wildlife ecosystem,... 28:46

  • Turkey vultures (#407)

    Not many people like or admire turkey vultures. But we may take for granted the role of turkey vultures in our wildlife ecosystem. 07:22

  • Rock climbing (#407)

    You may not think of Iowa as a rock climbing destination, but there are several great places in Iowa to climb and a growing community of climbers working to expand opportunities. 06:26

  • Middle River water trail (#407)

    Explore how an Iowa DNR water trail project is rejuvenating a paddling adventure underneath some of the landmark covered bridges of Madison County. 04:51

  • Mississippi River aerial photographry (#407)

    Photographer Bob Hurt captures the vivid beauty of the Upper Mississippi River Valley from a plane hundreds of feet above the watery wilderness. 04:40

  • Iowa Outdoors (#406) (#406)

    Full Program: In this edition we look back at some of our favorite adventures. Throughout our first four seasons, we've shown you some adventurous ways to explore our state. We’ll reintroduce you to a trio of... 28:46

  • Iowa Outdoors (#405) (#405)

    Full Program: From scuba diving Okoboji to the high dynamic landscapes of the Loess Hills, we venture back into the archives for our best photographic journeys. 28:45

  • Fish tanks at the DNR Building (#404)

    Each year, Iowa Department of Natural Resources staff members pull off the complicated, but carefully coordinated job of moving a variety of water species from Iowa's lakes and rivers to large fish... 03:17

  • Fly tying at the Fair (#404)

    A newer competition at the Iowa State Fair lures in anglers to test their fly tying ability and creativity. 03:12

  • Master Gardeners' serene oasis on the Fairgrounds (#404)

    Master Gardeners maintain several gardens in Polk County, including the colorful and educational collection of plants and flowers in the Discovery Garden on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The garden... 05:53

  • Archery and bowfishing (#404)

    The State Fair provides an opportunity for people of all ages to try the skill sport of archery. Some Iowans are taking that skill to the water for the unique sport of bowfishing. 06:37

  • Outdoors photographers compete at Iowa State Fair (#404)

    Outdoors photographers enter their favorite and best images of the year in the annual Iowa State Fair Photography Salon. It's one of the largest photography competitions of its type in the country. 05:49

  • Iowa Outdoors (#404) (#404)

    Full Program: On this edition of Iowa Outdoors, a State Fair special showcasing archery, the DNR's fly tying competition, master gardening at the fairgrounds, and the impressive work of outdoor shutter bugs at... 28:44

  • Paddling Iowa's rivers (#403)

    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

  • Trumpeter swans (#403)

    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... 03:04

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