Episode Schedule

July 01/02, 2017 (ITO 1204) EXPLORING DAIRY SCIENCE
Join our adventure team as they explore the science and technology of today’s dairy farming. Spanning the history of old-time milking to the hi-tech present, the ITO hosts discover how the dairy industry has changed dramatically in the past 100 years from raising cows to milking them.

July 08/09, 2017 (ITO 1205) RIPPLES IN THE FOREST
Hang on as our adventure team zip lines their way through the trees and science of understanding forest management and related ecosystems. They explore from high canopies all the way to the leaf litter to uncover the lifecycle or Wisconsin’s recyclable forests.

July 15/16, 2017 (ITO 1206) TRAILING ICE AGE MYSTERIES
Lace up your hiking boots as our adventure team explores the mysteries both big and small along Wisconsin’s scenic Ice Age Trail. From east to west, they hike with experts on different sections of this 1000-mile trail to discover glacial mysteries such as drumlins, moraines, eskers, kames, potholes and kettles.

July 22/23 2017 (ITO 1207) AMAZING ECO-TREK RACE
Better grab your energy bars, extra water, sunblock and adventure gear if you hope to keep up with our ITO kids as they embark on one of the biggest adventures of their lives in The Amazing Eco-Trek Race. Josh, Caroline, Emma, and Jacob begin a gauntlet of physical and mental tests where they are scored on how they face challenges in four environments across Wisconsin.

July 29/30, 2017 (ITO 1208) SOY SAVVY
In revealing the historic roots of the soybean, the ITO kids uncover the secret within the plant’s roots of converting atmospheric nitrogen into nitrogen in the soil – which naturally fertilizes the plants. They also explore how this nitrogen link benefits all kinds of creatures in our food chain – including humans. But perhaps one of the more interesting aspects of this little bean is how it’s used in all kinds of industries – from food production to making bio-fuels and plastics.

August 05/06, 2017 (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.

August 12/13, 2017 (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.

August 19/20, 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. With the help of native historians, they also walk back in time to discover how the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians survived in the past using a blend of traditional and adaptation.


August 26/27, 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.


Broadcast Partners

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.