Thursday, 21 February 2013 19:44

Let's Go Outdoors TV, S02E04 03/3/2013

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Season Two - Episode 4

 

Stories featured this week include:

Monitoring the snow pack
Alberta Parks Public Safety Specialist Jeremy Mackenzie shows us how he analyzes the structure of the snow pack as part of the avalanche forecasting program. We learn how density, temperature and crystals create fracture zones that can be the harbingers of a big slide.

Tonquin Valley in winter
The backcountry south of Jasper is a spectacular winter wonderland. Our cameraman Bobby and friends take a ski trip into the Tonquin Valley. It is an adventure not to be missed. In spite of the sometimes difficult terrain, they meet an energetic young family up to the challenge.

Outdoor classroom
We follow a junior high school class from Grande Prairie as they visit the Evergreen Centre for Resource Excellence and Innovation. Through a hands-on project they begin to develop an understanding of how industry works to reduce our environmental footprint.

Lakeland canoe circuit
Lakeland Provincial Park east of Lac La Biche is one of the best places in Alberta for a multi-day adventure by canoe. With five interconnected lakes, abundant wildlife, and peaceful scenery, this popular canoe circuit offers something for paddlers of all skill levels.

Transformation of a tailings pond
It has been 3 years since work began on changing this tailings pond into a thriving ecosystem. A giant science experiment (the first of its kind), this project has engaged researchers from far and wide. Team members talk about the experience.

Gear Guide - Lacing up those boots!
Sometimes the simplest tips are the ones we use the most. You know how those newer synthetic laces are so slippery they keep coming undone? Well, Brad Fenson shows us a little trick to keep your laces tightly in place.
Living by water
We go to Pigeon Lake to look at a unique educational program designed to help waterfront residents employ environmentally-friendly practices on their property to help maintain shoreline and water health.

 

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