Science and Nature

Follow the Water

Follow the Water is an adventure story with an environmental message. Traveling by bike, on foot and in a canoe, photographer Mike Forsberg and filmmaker Peter Stegen follow a mythical drop of water 1,300 miles through three states. Using iPhones, Go-Pros and underwater cameras they share how it feels to get close to the flow of the water — to taste it, touch it, and struggle to understand it.

Follow the Water

55m 10s

Follow the Water is an adventure story with an environmental message. Traveling by bike, on foot and in a canoe, photographer Mike Forsberg and filmmaker Peter Stegen follow a mythical drop of water 1,300 miles through three states. Using iPhones, Go-Pros and underwater cameras they share how it feels to get close to the flow of the water — to taste it, touch it, and struggle to understand it.

Episodes

  • Follow the Water: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Follow the Water

    55m 10s

    Follow the Water is an adventure story with an environmental message. Traveling by bike, on foot and in a canoe, photographer Mike Forsberg and filmmaker Peter Stegen follow a mythical drop of water 1,300 miles through three states. Using iPhones, Go-Pros and underwater cameras they share how it feels to get close to the flow of the water — to taste it, touch it, and struggle to understand it.

Extras + Features

  • Water Shapes the Land: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Water Shapes the Land

    1m 57s

    Mike Forsberg and Peter Stegen begin their 1,300 mile journey through the Platte Basin Watershed at the Sweetwater River in Wyoming’s Wind River Range. Here, Earth Science Professor Crag Thompson explains how water shapes the land.

  • Water in Time: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Water in Time

    2m 20s

    Founded in 2011 by Mike Forsberg and Michael Farrell in partnership with the University of Nebraska, Platte Basin Timelapse (PBT) is a way to see change unrolling right before your eyes. PBT teams have set up over 60 cameras from mountains to plains to capture the flow of water every daylight hour, 365 days a year.

  • Bones Hit the Ground: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bones Hit the Ground

    2m 41s

    Two experienced hikers, Kery Harrelson and Lindsay Dalton, join Forsberg and Stegen as they trade their bikes for backpacks. Hiking through the Rockies with heavy backpacks requires a mental adjustment.

  • Green Lawns Before Too Long: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Green Lawns Before Too Long

    2m 28s

    Over the past few years, conservation photographer Dave Showalter has been documenting the explosive growth of a housing development in Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge in Colorado. What he sees is unchecked growth with little regard for the availability of water.

  • A Dam Obstacle: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Dam Obstacle

    4m 27s

    After a peaceful few days on the Platte River, Forsberg and Stegen encounter a 22-mile lake created by an enormous earthen dam. Kingsley Dam foreman Nate Neilsen rescues them and shares his perspective on the value of Lake McConaughy.

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    30s

    “Follow the Water” is an adventure story with an environmental message. Traveling by bike, on foot and in a canoe, photographer Mike Forsberg and filmmaker Peter Stegen follow a mythical drop of water 1,300 miles through three states. Using iPhones, Go-Pros and underwater cameras they share how it feels to get close to the flow of the water — to taste it, touch it, and struggle to understand it.

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