Travel the World with PBS Summer of Adventure

Join Milwaukee PBS on a Summer of Adventure spanning the globe, from China to Havana, Yellowstone to the Pacific, across Africa to follow mass animal migrations and around the world to photograph some of the wildest and most threatened species.

The summer will culminate with Wild Alaska Live, a three-night live event that will take you to the wilderness of our 49th state to track the salmon migration and the arrival of the larger animals that follows.

Experience the best summer vacation ever with the Summer of Adventure!

June

The Story of China - Premieres June 20 at 7:00 PM on Channel 10
Historian Michael Wood explores the history of the world's oldest continuous state, from the ancient past to the present day.

Big Pacific - Premieres June 21 at 7:00 PM on Channel 10
Plunge into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean's rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television.

Great Yellowstone Thaw - Premieres June 21 at 8:00 PM on Channel 10
Journey to Yellowstone where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and Great Gray owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. As the temperature swings 140 degrees, cameras capture how the animals cope.

 

 

 

Summer of Adventure Shows

July

Nature's Great Race - Premieres July 12 at 8:00 PM on Channel 10
Traverse the Arctic wilderness and African bush as scientific teams utilize new technology to track caribou, zebras and elephants as they overcome obstacles and face fearless predators on their epic journeys.

Weekend in Havana - Premieres July 18 at 7:00 PM on Channel 10
Join Geoffrey Baer as he travels to Havana, where dancers, musicians, architects and writers invite him into their lives to experience the color, culture and history of a beautiful and seductive city only recently re-opened to Americans.

 

Rare - Creatures of the Photo Ark - Premieres July 18 at 8:00 PM on Channel 10
Discover the diversity, beauty and value of thousands of animal species at risk of extinction, and travel the globe with renowned photographer and Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore in his quest to save them all.

Wild Alaska Live - 3 Night LIVE EVENT - Premieres July 23 at 7:00 PM on Channel 10
Join us as we explore the remarkable land of America's last frontier. Vast, remote and wild, Alaska is a land of extremes --- an arctic world where long, dark winters challenge even the heartiest creatures and where, for a scant few months in the summer, the sun barely sets on an explosion of wildlife on land and in the sea so incredible that it must be seen to be believed.

 

 

August

Ireland's Wild Coast - Premieres August 2 at 7:00 PM on Channel 10
Journey along one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world featuring the wildlife and wild places that make it so special. Wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson takes viewers on an authored odyssey along Ireland's rugged Atlantic coast.

 

Kids Programs

PBS KIDS has something for everyone this summer - with a proram each month. This is a great time to help children continue leaning in a fun way.

Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion - Premieres June 19 at 7:00 AM on Channel 10
Nature Cat accidentally dropped Hal's favorite chew toy down the storm drain that leads all the way out to the ocean! Oh no! As the gang goes to find and save the toy, they learn how all waterways are connected.

Wild Kratts Alaska: Hero's Journey - Premieres July 24 at 6:30 AM on Channel 10
The Wild Kratts journey to Alaska to track the incredible salmon run -- a quest fraught with obstacles and amazing creature connections around every bend.

Ready Jet Go!: Back to Borton 7 - Premieres August 14 at 1:00 PM on Channel 10
When Jet's parents need to return to their home planet, Sean and Sydney join the Propulsion family for on an epic adventure to Bortron 7.