Explore More

Explore More

Produced from 2001 through 2004, Iowa PBS's Explore More online and broadcast series engages students in problems they can relate to, provides compelling content for investigation and gives students opportunities to form their own points of view on contemporary issues.

Although the full website has been retired, this archive provides links to project videos and related resources. Please contact us if you have questions or comments about Explore More.

Water Quality

The water we drink, the places we swim, and the plants and animals within our environments are increasingly threatened by pollution. Agriculture and urban runoff, industrial and household uses, and other sources impact this vital resource. What are the biggest threats to water quality in your area?

Working Landscapes

As our population grows, so do the demands we put on our natural areas. From houses to farms, landfills to hiking trails, working landscapes are a way of sustaining the land by balancing the social, economic, and ecological needs. Can we protect our natural areas and still use them?

The Future of Energy

From fossil fuels to biomass, there are several options in our current mix of energy resources. Investigate the advantages and drawbacks of each fuel. Discover the issues surrounding efficiency, consumption, infrastructure, and environmental consequences. How can we meet our energy needs in the future?

Genetic Engineering

Genetic engineering has the potential to change the way we live. The science behind the agricultural, medical, and environmental achievements is spectacular, but this excitement is tempered by concern for the unknown effects of tampering with nature. How should we use genetic engineering?