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Xploration Station

Xploration Station is a 2 hour block of science related shows airing each Saturday, from 8-10am, on Rockford's MyNetworkTV. The four series comprising the Xploration block are “Awesome Planet,” “Outer Space,” “Earth 2050,” and “Animal Science.”

Hosted by Philippe Cousteau, grandson of legendary Jacques Cousteau, Awesome Planet is an Earth science show that explores spectacular volcanoes, extreme weather, and magnificent natural sights, providing an in-depth look at the unique and distinct features of planet Earth.

Hosted by Emily Calandrell, MIT graduate and Harvard researcher, Outer Space takes viewers on incredible journeys throughout the universe.  She will also dive into the intriguing world of space tourism, asteroids, and the search for life beyond Earth.

Earth 2050, hosted by YouTube sensation Joe Penna, interviews scientists, inventors, doctors, science fiction writers, and creative thinkers to take viewers on journeys to the future – everything from transportation to health care to robotics.

Animal Science goes one step further to look at how and why animals behave as they do. This series uses 3-D animations, advanced graphics, and scientific analysis from animal experts to give viewers more understanding than ever before of these amazing creatures. Find out more here

The foundation for a successful future begins with a quality education.

As part of our continued focus on improving education in our region, Eyewitness News is pleased to present Education Matters.  

Each week, these exclusive Eyewitness News segments will tell the stories of local individuals, places and events that have made a positive impact in our community through education.


Wednesdays on Eyewitness News, on WTVO at 6pm and on FOX 39 at 9pm

Thursdays on Eyewitness News in the Morning on WTVO and FOX 39


Help transform our region through better education! We are still accepting sponsors for all our education-related programs. These include Xploration Station, and Stateline Quiz Bowl. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Nicholas Capriola for details! 

Phone: 815-968-8192