Episode Schedule

June 30/July 1, 2018  (ITO 1802) Field Trip: Careers in Agriculture

This episode examines some of the careers that surround soy production.  Whether its being a veterinarian for large animals, flying drones, brokering commodities or selling and repairing farm equipment, various skill sets complement the life of a soybean farmer.   

July 07/08, 2018 (ITO 1502) Turning Crude Oil into Gasoline

Our ITO adventure team helps unravel the complex chemistry and physics of how a hi-tech oil refinery turns worthless heavy crude into the transportation fuels that drive and fly our society.

July 14/15, 2018 (ITO 1503) The Science of Industrial Sand Mining

Going undercover as “kids on a mine tour” our ITO investigators reveal the technology and physics of a modern industrial sand mine.

July 21/22, 2018 (ITO 1504) A River Reborn

A team of students explores the history and future of humanity’s relationship with the Boardman River. A story unfolds about the challenges of trying to turn back the hands of time by removing dams to once again connect the river with the waters of Lake Michigan.

July 28/29, 2018 (ITO 1601) Soybean Sustainability

Follow our hosts and Coolbean, the coolest soybean around, as they discover the ways that the soybean industry is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. 

Aug 04/05, 2018 (ITO 1705) Dam Removal & Restoration

Today, thousands of communities across the country face the challenges of removing outdated dams that threaten to fail. So they wrestle with the questions of how to remove these old dams and how can dammed rivers be restored? This show reveals how one community struggled to discover the real worth of their river, then worked through the social, emotional and scientific aspects of removing their dam.

Aug 11/12, 2018 (ITO 1704) America’s Hunter Legacy

Our ITO adventure team joins wildlife biologists in the field as they investigate the science of wildlife management of two prominent species; the white-tailed deer, and the American black bear. And to get a sense of how some people combine their hunter heritage with family values, the love of the outdoors and being more sustainable, we reveal what motivates them to become such active participants in America’s conservation legacy.

Aug 18/19, 2018 (ITO 1703) Getting Families Fishing

What happens when two kids messing with their cell phones in class get assigned a summer school mission… to go fishin’? They discovery a combination of outdoor lessons about friends, family, boating safety, fish biology, and exploring our National Forests.

Aug 25/26, 2018  (ITO 1702) The Science of Modern Biofuels

In this show, you’ll discover how science and technology can convert corn, corn oil, beef fat and even used French-fry grease into modern biofuels.  Learn how engineers convert the stored energy in a kernel of corn into high-octane fuel that makes your engine run smoother while reducing the percentage of greenhouse gas from your exhaust.

Sept 01/02, 2018 (ITO 1701) Sensible Sustainable Solutions

Our ITO “green team” travel around the countryside exploring sustainable options and solutions to healthier lives, lands and waters. From the green waters of Green Bay’s hypoxic zone to the lush landscapes of Green Bay Botanical Garden, you’ll discover simple and sensible ways to create healthier ecosystems wherever you live.

Sept 08/09, 2018 (ITO 1405) Know Your H20

Our ITO team of science investigators get their feet wet with the challenge of discovering where clean water comes from and all the people and science involved in the process of making it safe to drink.

Sept 15/16, 2018 (ITO 1301) Here Fishy-Fishy

This episode explores the mysterious world of Wisconsin’s only living fossil – the lake sturgeon. This prehistoric throwback that once faced possible extinction is a conservation success story with the restored populations in Lake Winnebago. Bring your waders and nerve as our ITO team wrestle fish bigger than they are in tagging and relocation programs with fish biologist along the Wolf River.

Oct. 2018 (ITO 1803) Not So Sure: Protecting Forests, Enhancing Lives

What is the difference of a protected vs. a preserved forest and how are our lives enriched from proper forest management?  These answers and more fill up this half-hour as we follow the practices of a naturalist and sustainable harvesting technicians.

Oct. 2018 (ITO 1801) Becoming Stewards: Waste Resource Management

This episode explores waste resource management and how youth can become stewards of sustainability.  It looks at all that goes into a landfill, how recycling happens, what to do about new emerging hazardous waste products and the future of the industry through the eyes of young leaders.




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