Spring Episode of Iowa Outdoors Premieres on Iowa Public Television April 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Posted: 04/05/2011

On Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m., viewers across the state can enjoy the third episode of Iowa Outdoors, a television series focusing on outdoor recreation, environmental issues, conservation initiatives, and Iowa's outdoor natural resources. The series is created through a partnership between Iowa Public Television and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The spring episode takes viewers 100 feet underground into Coldwater Cave in northeast Iowa to explore Iowa's longest and most spectacular cave. Viewers will also have the opportunity to witness the population rebound of prairie chickens in southern Iowa during this episode. Iowa Outdoors also visits Wapsipinicon State Park and profiles the paintings of Iowa native Maynard Reece, a living legend in the field of wildlife art.

Following the April 7 premiere, viewers can see the third episode again April 9 at 8 a.m., April 14 at 8:30 p.m., and April 17 at 12:30 p.m. For a complete program schedule and to view complete episodes, visit www.iptv.org.

The series of six high-definition programs broadcast on Iowa Public Television will coincide with the publication of Iowa Outdoors magazine, which is published six times a year. More information about Iowa Outdoors magazine is available at www.iowaoutdoorsmagazine.com.

In addition to profiling sites and activities around Iowa, each episode will offer how-to outdoor cooking recipes and nature photography tips from Iowa's top wildlife shutterbugs.

Funding for Iowa Outdoors is provided by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program.

For more information about this series, contact Iowa Public Television at 515-242-3146, or the Iowa Department of Natural Resources at 515-281-8395.