Episode Schedule

March 18/19, 2017 (ITO 1206) “Trailing Ice Age Mysteries” – Explore the mysteries both big and small along Wisconsin’s scenic Ice Age Trail to discover glacial mysteries such as drumlins, moraines, eskers, kames, potholes and kettles.

March 25/26, 2017 (ITO 1207) “Amazing Eco-Trek Race” – Would you have what it takes to attempt a gauntlet of physical and mental tests as you faced the safety challenges in navigating four environments while paddling, caving, archery shooting and biking? Find out…

April 01/02, 2017 (ITO 1208)  “Soy Savvy” – So what’s the big news with such a little bean? That’s exactly what the team explores as they unravel the history and mystery and plant science of this little legume. Team ITO even uncover the secret within the plant’s roots of converting atmospheric nitrogen into nitrogen in the soil – which naturally fertilizes the plants. That’s no small feat.

April 08/09, 2017 (ITO 1501) “Water Pollution & Solutions” – Discover sources and solutions to pollution in watersheds across Wisconsin, as 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.

April 15/16, 2017  (ITO 1502) “Turning Crude Oil into Gasoline” – 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.

April 22/23, 2017  (ITO 1401) “Extreme Survival Strategies”  – Our ITO Adventure team explores the survival strategies of various species found near the Lac du Flambeau Indian reservation. They join various science experts to reveal how certain species overcome the extremes in weather and other environmental factors to survive, each with their own unique adaptations.

April 29/30, 2017  (ITO 1402) “Savvy Sustainability” – Join the ITO explorers as they dive into the physics and science of unraveling Einstein’s law of thermodynamics relating to Savvy Sustainability where you can consider how to use some techniques at home.

May 06/07, 2017  (ITO 1404) “Plant Diversities”  – The ITO science sleuths investigate how plants can create life from the raw “abiotic” elements in the environment, with some even making their own fertilizer from air. They also explore the different ways plants are grown and pollinate, and the vast variety of uses and products for almost every aspect of modern life. This episode is sure to “grow” on your perception of how plants impact our everyday lives.

May 13/14, 2017  (ITO 1405) “Know Your H20” – You’ve heard of lead in drinking water, right? 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. ITO Mission Control pulls out the hi-tech bag of tricks in sending the ITO team of “water investigators” to checking our drinking waters.

May 20/21, 2017 (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.

May 27/28, 2017  (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!


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Broadcasting quality E/I youth television programming that fulfills FCC station requirements, while educating and entertaining audiences is vital to stations. That's why a growing wave of network affiliates is airing the Emmy-winning content of Into the Outdoors. Be sure to check our coverage map often as we're constantly expanding our network and living up to our awards as the Top Youth Program in the Midwest.