What happens when a tire is no longer usable? Where does it go? Join Into the Outdoors
Adventure Team as we investigate sustainable solutions for scrap tires.

Every year over 300 million tires are discarded in the US. In the past, they were thrown into
landfills or dumped illegally. That’s a lot of waste! But today there are many ways scrap tires
can be reused or recycled. The ITO Adventure Team travels to Michigan, Colorado and
Minnesota to learn how scrap tire disposal is being managed. We learn why illegal dumping is
hazardous to human health and the environment.

In Minnesota, we learn about Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA). It’s durable, light-weight,
permeable, and can be used in a variety of engineering and construction applications. It
prevents frost heaving, solves sinking soil issues, and can even be used to help clean storm-
water contaminants.

In Michigan and Colorado, we discover several other products made from scrap tires. Tires can
be shredded into different sizes for use as landscaping, molded products, road coverings, and
more. It can also be processed into Tire-Derived Fuel, which provides even higher BTUs than

Sometimes environmental issues feel like mountains, but with creative ideas and working
together, we can make a difference! If we can find sustainable solutions for a material like
tires…what other environmental solutions can we come up with?!

In this Into the Outdoors episode, Adventure Team members, Zach and Mya, dive deep into the history and identity of wolves.

They talk with a variety of environmental experts about the relationships with wolves in different ecosystems as well as the cultural significance to the Ojibwe tribe.

Viewers will learn along with Zach and Mya as they find out if the big bad wolf is actually bad or a big help to the environment.

In this Into the Outdoors episode, Adventure Team member, Zach, heads out into his community to learn more about sustainability and his role in creating a healthier environment.

He investigates the causal relationships among humans, wildlife and the environment to learn about human impact on our planet.

Viewers learn along with Zach as he talks with wildlife experts, volunteers and corporate professionals to learn about the importance of sustainability at the individual, community and corporate levels.

What is corporate sustainability?

Corporate sustainability is when large businesses focus on lowering their environmental impact to protect wildlife and the environment.

But what does this look like in action?

Join Adventure Team member Zach, as he heads to Quad to learn about the circular economy and the role large corporate businesses play
in protecting our planet.

But that’s not all! We’ll also hear from a young environmental steward about how to get involved as an individual in corporate sustainability.

How do our actions as an individual impact the environment and wildlife?

Well, we may only be one person, but our actions matter. Our actions have causal relationships with the environment, so it’s important to take responsibility and practice good sustainability and stewardship!

Join Adventure Team member Zach, as he learns about how our daily habits impact wildlife in our communities and the environment as a whole. No matter
where you live, your actions have an impact on the environment.

Does your boat pass the US Coast Guard safety check? You should be packing a lot more than just sunscreen and a water bottle if you’re heading out onto the water. Come along as Adventure Team members Zach and Charlie join US Coast Guard Auxiliary members on real boat safety inspections! There are a lot of useful tools and technologies that could save your life during a boating accident, but they are no good to you if you don’t have them on your boat in the first place! Next time you head out for a day of fun, check to make sure you have all the safety equipment you need to keep you safe out on the water!

You might think technology and water don’t mix, and in most cases you’d probably be right, but there are a lot of technologies that are specifically designed to aid you in the case of a boating accident! Have you heard of a personal locator beacon? How about an emergency position

In this Into the Outdoors episode, we’re meeting up with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary to learn more about different boating technologies that could save your life in the case of a boating accident. We use technology every day, and there are tons of different tools you should keep on your vessel to aid in the case of an emergency. Join Adventure Team members Zach and Charlie as they head to the marina to learn what items you should have aboard your vessel and what safety precautions you should do before even stepping foot on the dock!

Before you hit the water, you should make sure the watercraft you are using is the right one for you and your adventure.

There are a lot of similarities and differences between larger watercraft, such as power boats, and smaller watercraft, such as SUPs, kayaks, canoes and PWCs.

For instance, a large boat is more stable in the water but it can’t turn as quickly as a personal watercraft (PWC) can. However, the maneuverability of a PWC can cause them to tip more easily than a boat. Knowing and being aware of these differences can better prepare you for a safe day on the water.

Join Adventure Team members Zach and Charlie as they learn about what makes large and small watercraft different, what things they have in common and how to choose the best craft for your water adventure!