Into the Wild - An Everglades National Park Adventure


Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/31/2009 -- For many people, Everglades National Park is a dangerous place to go, filled with alligators, snakes, and mosquitoes. But is it really? WPBT2’s 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: America’s 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 “The River of Grass’ and to show local residents what’s in their backyard.

Into the Wild is made possible through the support of the National Parks Foundation.

About WPBT2
South Florida’s premier public media outlet, WPBT2 is much more than television. 2HD is WPBT2’s community-licensed, not-for-profit broadcast channel, serving communities from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. 2HD provides high quality original productions, which include Check Please! South Florida and Changing Seas along with programming from PBS and independent acquisitions, all offered in High Definition. WPBT2 also provides two 24-hour standard definition channels; 2.2, CREATE, a mix of Lifestyle, Science & Nature programming and the Florida Knowledge Network/Florida Channel; 2.3, V-me, is a 24-hour service providing high quality programming in Spanish; and, the WPBT website including, uVu, WPBT2’s video sharing website and Impromp2 the WPBT2 community blog. Based in Miami, WPBT2 is also home of the Emmy award-winning national PBS series, Nightly Business Report ( For more info, visit


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