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Dec 14/15, 2019 (ITO 1908) High Schooling for Bass
Discover the pathways to forming or joining your school’s bass fishing club by fishing with two ITO teens as they team up with a high school state fishing champ to learn the easy steps to forming a fishing club.
They even learn tricks to fishing in high school tournaments where they can win scholarships to colleges and continue to blend academics with fishing adventures.
Dec 21/22, 2019 (ITO 1904) Careers in Conservation
In this episode we reveal how recruiting our next generation of outdoor enthusiasts and conservation careers will help manage and preserve America’s natural resources for everyone to enjoy for generations to come.
Dec 28/29, 2019 (ITO 1701) Sensible Sustainable Solutions
In Sensible Sustainable Solutions, our ITO “green team” travel around the countryside exploring sustainable options and solutions to healthier lives, lands and waters. Using a combination of their drone’s eyes in the sky, on the ground experts and digging into the earth itself, they reveal how everyone can make the Planet more sustainable.
Jan 04/05, 2020 (ITO 1705) Dam Removal & Restoration
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. Watch this program and you’ll also see how they used similar emotion in science to help in restoring an ecosystem that had been impounded for over 100 years.
Jan 11/12, 2020 (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. What does the future hold for soybeans? Watch to find out!
Jan 18/19, 2020 (ITO 1803) 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
Jan 25/26, 2020 (ITO 1805) Avian Stewards
Discover how to become an avian steward as we visit a variety of birds big and small, including ospreys, herons, waterfowl, eagles and migrators. Plus learn what you can do at home to make your yard bird friendly.
Feb 01/02, 2020 (ITO 1802) Field Trip: Careers in Agriculture
This episode examines some of the careers that surround soy production. Whether it’s 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.
Feb 08/09, 2020 (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.
Feb 15/16, 2020 (ITO 1501) Cost of Clean Water
To discover sources and solutions to pollution in watersheds across Wisconsin, our ITO team of “Eco-investigators” wade into the science of water quality. From climbing rooftops in Milwaukee to kayaking down remote rivers, the show explores the challenges and technology experts use in protecting our precious water resources.
Feb 22/23, 2020 (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. You won’t believe what they uncover in rearranging hydrocarbon molecules like Legos! They also explore the refinery’s impacts on local air and water quality.
Feb 29/March 1, 2020 (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. They focus on the science and practices that impact the environment while decoding the unique geology behind the secrets of what makes something as simple as sand so darned valuable.
March 07/08, 2020 (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.
March 14/15, 2020 (ITO 1911) Electrifying Careers in Energy
Our ITO investigators have a new secret mission: to go undercover and reveal the true story behind electricity! Join our investigation and decode the exciting careers in energy and the parts of the “electrical transmission system” that impact our world today.
March 21/22, 2020 (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.
March 28/29, 2020 (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 discover a combination of outdoor lessons about friends, family, boating safety, fish biology, and exploring our National Forests. Join the fun and surprises of what happens when they test newfound angling skills on seven different species of fish, and get ready to yell, FISH ON!