Iowa PBS’s Iowa Land and Sky returns with a new three-part series

Iowans can experience their state in new ways during IPTV’s new three-part series, Iowa Land and Sky. Leveraging the latest advancements in aerial drone cinematography and interviews with experts, this limited series brings viewers a unique bird’s-eye perspective of the state’s landforms, waterways and towns from the Loess Hills in western Iowa to the Mississippi River on the state's eastern border. Episodes will air Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. April 24, May 1 and May 8; and Saturdays at 9 a.m. April 27, May 4 and May 11.

Loess Hills and Prairies—April 24 and 27: Journey from the prairies of central Iowa to the Loess Hills on our state’s western rim to experience the scenic vistas, geologic history and environmental challenges facing these landforms.

The Mississippi River—May 1 and 4: Explore the eastern border of Iowa along the Mississippi River including dramatic aerial cinematography, peregrine falcon restoration and river commerce.

Iowa Cities, Towns and Waterways—May 8 and 11: Explore how Iowa’s largest cities and smallest towns are often defined by waterways, flooding and environmental challenges in the 21st century. 

Through television broadcast specials, online experiences and social media conversations, Iowa Land and Sky presents an entertaining and educational exploration of Iowa’s communities, natural environments and environmental challenges. The visuals and stories created through the project will help all Iowans better appreciate the ecological and geological diversity of their state. IPTV began sharing stories online and through its social media channels during fall 2018. A one-hour special also premiered on March 6, 2019.

Support for Iowa Land and Sky is provided by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP) and the Gilchrist Foundation.

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