Out to the Lakes


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Winner of three Iowa Motion Picture Association awards, "Out to the Lakes" is a provocative and engaging film that encourages viewers to think about water quality and their personal relationship with their local lake or water body. The film addresses water quality through the perspective of lakes and the water bodies that feed them. The film features Iowans, not actors, who care deeply about where they live and their local water quality. It also features environmental experts from the Department of Natural Resources, Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. The film offers insight to what Iowans know, or don't know, about water and water quality.

2012 Iowa Motion Picture Association Award Winner

Award of Achievement for Documentary
Award of Achievement for Educational Production
Award of Excellence for Original Music Score

Additional Resources

Enhanced Learning Activities for "A Culture of Conservation" video series (Grades 6-12)
Iowa Core Essential Concepts and Skills for Out To The Lakes
Next Generation Science Standards for Out To The Lakes