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Into the Outdoors: Mysteries of the Driftless

26 minutes 24 seconds

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A team of explorers and scientists explore the Driftless Area. This is a region in southwestern Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa, and the extreme northwestern corner of Illinois, of the American Midwest. The region escaped the flattening effects of glaciation during the last ice age. Their journey will expose both the science and threats behind three unique features of the zone: rare plants and animals, odd geological phenomenon, and striking remnants of a Native American pilgrimage like no other. Part of the "Into the Outdoors" series.

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Runtime: 26 minutes 24 seconds

3 quarter view of a girl and a boy wearing wide-brimmed hats and neckerchiefs. Girl holds out a fishing pole over a lake surrounded by vegetation.
Into the Outdoors
Episode 1
6 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Black and white illustration of a tree against a lime green background. Title card at top reads, "Abiotic Factors." To left is a rain cloud labeled, "Moisture." To right is a sun labeled, "Sunshine." Roots visible beside text reads, "Soil."
Into the Outdoors
Episode 2
6 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Closeup of Upper Midwest map with a blue stain covering southwest Wisconsin and a large fuchsia stain on Missouri. Title card reads, "The Driftless," with an arrow pointing toward blue stain.
Into the Outdoors
Episode 3
26 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Digital illustration. Macro depiction of a tick crawling on a cratered beige surface. Long, hair-like extensions surround it.
Into the Outdoors
Episode 4
7 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Interior of a dim ice cave with icicles hanging from ceiling. Man in background exits through brightly lit opening in cave.
Into the Outdoors
Episode 5
3 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Group of teenagers walk through forested area past a sign post that reads,"Ice Age National Scenic Trail."
Into the Outdoors
Episode 6
3 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Aerial view of a landscape marked by patches of vegetation, a meandering waterway, and plots of dry earth.
Into the Outdoors
Episode 7
24 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Closeup of a row of young plants sprouting out of soil in a vast field beneath blue sky.
Into the Outdoors
Episode 8
5 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Black and white illustration of a piebald dairy cow standing in tufts of grass against a white background.
Into the Outdoors
Episode 9
24 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Closeup of fish caught with hook in bubbling green water.
Into the Outdoors
Episode 10
26 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8