PRESS RELEASE — Thursday, March 1, 2012
For Information Call Anne Peterson at 208-373-7368
or Bob Evancho at 373-7369
OUTDOOR IDAHO treks throughout Idaho and reaches back into prehistory in this newest episode of the Idaho Public Television series. The hour-long program follows the story of how Idaho's outdoor playground and workspace has evolved, and shows how time, elements, forces of water, ice and volcanoes have built Idaho's landscape.
"Idaho Geology: A Convergence of Wonders" premieres Thursday, March 8, at 8:00 p.m. MT/PT as part of the special programming during FESTIVAL 2012, IdahoPTV's annual on-air fundraiser. The program also re-airs the final Sunday of FESTIVAL 2012, March 18, at 7:00 p.m. MT/PT.
"With this show, we're exploring not just one area, but every part of Idaho, trying to understand the forces that unite us, and divide us, and bind us together as a state," says Bruce Reichert, host and executive producer. "One thing we discovered is that a lot of geology is good, old-fashioned detective work."
To lead the journey through millennia of change, geologists Bill Bonnichen and Marty Godchaux, tell the stories behind the clues written in stone throughout the state and explain the complexities of the topic.
Director/editor Pat Metzler has stitched the story together from hours and hours of video — some captured as recently as February 2012, others reaching back to the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens.
Recreationists demonstrate their specialties surrounded by unique formations. They are sand skiing at Bruneau Dunes, kayaking in "Scary Canyon" of Succor Creek, rafting over Lochsa Falls, climbing at City of Rocks, and scuba diving in Blue Heart Springs near Hagerman.