Xploration Station

Xploration Station is a 3 hour block of science related shows airing each Saturday, from 7-10am, on Rockford's MyNetworkTV. The six series comprising the Xploration block are "Earth 2050", "Nature Knows Best", "OuterSpace", "Awesome Planet", "Weird But True", and "DIY Sci".

Host Chuck Pell, artist, entrepreneur, and futurist, takes viewers on a mind-bending journey to discover future technologies.

What will the world look like in 2050? Where will advancements in science, technology, engineering, and math lead us? Find out the answers to these questions and more on Xploration Earth 2050.

Host Danni Washington is a marine biologist and co-founder of the non-profit, Big Blue & You which engages youth in marine conservation through the arts and media.

Nature Knows Best is a fascinating STEM series that looks at the fun and clever ways scientists and innovators are copying nature to create some of the world’s most amazing advancements.

Host Emily Calandrelli, MIT Engineer and astronautics expert takes viewers on incredible journeys through space. She visits various NASA facilities, private space companies, and interviews space experts in search of answers about our universe.

Philippe Cousteau, grandson of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, explores the most spectacular places – on the Earth, inside the Earth, and above the Earth – in this riveting earth science series.

From the tops of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest oceans, Xploration Awesome Planet takes you on incredible journeys across our beautiful planet.

Join hosts Charlie and Kirby Engelman as these siblings and science-lovers explore the fun and curious ways our world works in Weird But True! From searching for space rocks in Arizona to diving with sharks in the Keys to meeting some seriously cool dogs in Alaska – no topic is off limits for this adventurous pair!

Host Steve Spangler, Ellen Show regular, shows viewers how to conduct amazing science experiments in their own homes! Steve explores a different science concept each episode, using everyday items for his fun experiments — proving that anyone can be a scientist.

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
Email: ncapriola@wtvo.com