What’s the one tiny creature that feeds one of the biggest food webs in North America, including whales?

In this video and lesson, you'll discover these answers and more as you “decode” the biotic and abiotic energy flows and related lifeforms in the Tongass National Forest ecosystems… and how our National Forests play a vital role in keeping Planet Earth healthy.

Discover how a kid, his dad and grandpa use one of the oldest methods of fishing to catch 30 fish in a half hour in Alaska, America’s Last Frontier.

Besides sharing the family fun, this show reveals ecosystem science, aquatic biology, history and a first-hand look at the wildlife wonders in our nation’s largest National Forest.

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
coal.

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?!

When you hear conservation, you may think research, improving habitat and protecting wildlife, but shooting sports also are a driving force behind funding.

Archery, trap shooting, sporting clays, long-range shooting or simply target practice for fun, all help fund conservation efforts.

On this episode of Into the Outdoors, we will learn more about the different kinds of shooting sports and meet people whose lives have been changed/improved due to their involvement.

Our Adventure Team will highlight: Archery, Scholastic Shooting Sports, Firearm Ranges and Conservation.

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.

On this Into the Outdoors episode, we catch our dinner!

Bowfishing combines hunting and fishing.

Our sights are set on invasive species in the Potomac River near the Virginia-Maryland border.

This is a family outing with a twist. First, we will bowfish and then, we will learn how to fry up our catch for a fish fry.

We learn more about all of the different species of fish you can target while bowfishing, including large goldfish!

On this episode of Into the Outdoors, our Adventure Team discovers the wild world of bowfishing for silver carp.

Hang on to your hats as we learn how to catch these invasive fish with a bow, not a rod!

This episode is action packed as we highlight the importance of aerial shooting with archery gear and how it helps curb this invasive menace in Indiana.