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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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  • 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

  • Jester Park's Nature Playscape (#304)

    Dan Wardell visits with Polk County Conservation’s Lewis Major about Jester Park’s cutting-edge playscape for outdoor nature education. 06:36

  • Loess Hills Prescribed Fire (#304)

    A group of firefighters from across the nation venture to the hilly topography of western Iowa for intensive prairie fire training. 04:44

  • Fireflies in Iowa (#304)

    We explore the unique characteristics of fireflies with photographer Radim Schreiber (fireflyexperience.org) and with ISU entomology researcher Brendan Dunphy. 06:23

  • Iowa Outdoors (#304) (#304)

    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

  • Mark Hirsch and THAT TREE (#303)

    A lone bur oak may have forever changed the professional and personal life of one photographer in northeastern Iowa. In 2012, Mark Hirsch began a 365-day photographic journey with a single... 09:16

  • Nahant Marsh Comeback (#303)

    How a toxic wetland in eastern Iowa became an environmental rallying point for an eastern Iowa community and a safe haven for wildlife. 07:08

  • Paddle-in Campsites: Lake Red Rock (#303)

    Conservation groups in central Iowa have teamed up together for a unique kayak adventure with a catch. You not only paddle in yourself but also all of your gear. 06:32

  • Lacey-Keosauqua State Park (#303)

    A southeastern Iowa park getaway named after its Native American heritage and a pioneer in environmental preservation. 01:49

  • Iowa Outdoors (#303) (#303)

    Full Program: We explore paddle-in campsites in central Iowa, explain the restoration of Nahant Marsh, and showcase a photo project between an iPhone and a bur oak tree -- 365 days in the making. 28:45

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