Into the Wild An Everglades National Park Adventure
For many people, Everglades National Park is a dangerous place to go, filled with alligators, snakes, and mosquitoes. But is it really? WPBT2âs latest production, Into the Wild, follows the Roberts family from Homestead during a weekend camping trip in the Park.. The half-hour episode premieres on WPBT2 on Thursday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Before their adventure begins, family members give their honest opinions about the planned activities, their fears and concerns with the idea of spending a night in the Everglades. Their stay is filmed in a reality-TV format in order to give the audience a feeling of what the family experiences.
Hosted by Dayton Duncan, co-producer of The National Parks: Americaâs Best Idea, Into the Wild documents the Roberts family as they take part in ranger led activities that include canoeing, off trail wet walks, wildlife watching, and biking.
Into the Wild clears up misconceptions and alleviates fears which the majority of the six million people adjacent to the Everglades have about entering and enjoying the Everglades. The goal is to show an up close and personal look at the beauty and grandeur of what has been called âThe River of Grassâ and to show local residents whatâs in their backyard.
Into the Wild is made possible through the support of the National Parks Foundation.