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Episode Schedule

Aug 31/Sept 1, 2019 – (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. They also explore the refinery’s impacts on local air and water quality.

Sept 07/08, 2019 – (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 valuable.

Sept 14/15, 2019 – (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.

Sept 21/22, 2019 – (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.

Sept 28/29, 2019 – (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.


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