How does data influence the overall management of an entire species? It’s simple. Data collected by tribal, state and federal agencies shows the story of what is happening to walleye populations over time, and by analyzing data on their age, sex, condition and size, experts can learn a lot about what is causing the population to decline. This data helps the experts create a thorough management plan to restore and maintain a sustainable population of walleye in their native lakes. It also allows state officials to set proper harvest quotas for state anglers and tribal fishers that prevent too many fish from being taken from the lakes. Learn more about how data plays a role in conservation and sustainability in this educational video!

What are fish hatcheries and how do they help restore declining fish populations? Join our Adventure Team member, Zach, as he tours a tribal fish hatchery in northern Wisconsin to learn about the step-by-step process of fish hatchery management, from egg collection to eventual release into lakes. This process is considered a temporary solution that helps restore populations of species like the walleye in their native lake ecosystems, but the ultimate goal is to have these species reproduce a sustainable population on their own. Learn more about the hatchery process, fish life cycles and ecosystem sustainability in this educational video!

If your phone died, how would you navigate to your destination? We can't always rely on phones and GPS to help us get to where we are going, that's why it is important to know how to use a compass, especially when out on open water. Dive in with us as we learn the science of magnetism, the difference between True North and Magnetic North, as well as how to use a compass in a real life scenario!

To be a responsible boater, you need to consider all aspects of your impact on the water, whether it’s in relation to another boater or to the environment itself. You may not realize it, but boaters, and other water recreation activities, have an impact on aquatic ecosystems. From nonpoint source pollution to shoreline erosion caused by wakes, our educational guides explain many ways in which boats have a negative impact on the waterways. As responsible boaters, it is important to keep these ecosystems healthy for future generations to enjoy, so join us in learning how boaters can take a variety of actions to minimize their negative environmental impact while boating.

For hundreds of years, people have used waterways as a means of transportation. As our vessels grew from small canoes to large barges and other industrial traffic, we altered the rivers to better suit our needs. This evolution of transportation has changed riverway structure and aquatic ecosystems, but how? In this classroom video, we take a deeper look at how rivers, wildlife and the environment are impacted by the rise of waterway navigation. 

Can you eat the fish you catch from bowfishing?

Can the ultimate experience while bowfishing can be first, catching the fish, fileting the fish and preparing a shore lunch?

Find out with our Into the Outdoors Adventure team!


Check out our action packed bowfishing videos!
Want to be in the know, when it comes to bowfishing, check out these "How To" videos to learn more!

When getting into bowfishing, what type of gear and license do you need?

What are some of the species you can target? 

Find out with our Adventure team!


Check out our action packed bowfishing videos!
Want to be in the know, when it comes to bowfishing, check out these "How To" videos to learn more!

When you turn on the lights, do you think about where that energy is coming from or how it got there?

We’re flipping the switch and looking back at how our energy is sourced, transported and distributed to our homes, schools and businesses!

Join Adventure Team member Chloe as she meets up with energy experts from the American Transmission company to learn more about the three components of the power system and how transmission plays a vital link in electrifying our homes!

You’ve likely heard of net zero, but do you know what that means?

Net zero means that the amount of clean energy generated on site is equal to or greater than the amount of energy consumed.

So what does that look like at a school? Join Adventure Team member Charlie as she heads to Forest Edge Elementary School, the first net zero school in Wisconsin!

Learn alongside her as she explores the differences between a net zero design and a traditional building.

From solar panels to geothermal and even advanced lighting systems, these technologies are leading the way to a greener future!