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June 10, 2005

Outdoors Maryland

Tomorrow, 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. MPT

"Backpack Passport: The Outdoors Maryland Field Guide to Camping." "Backpack Passport" is a primer of tried-and-true basics as well as a showcase of innovative equipment and techniques. From weekend family camping to wilderness backpacking, "Backpack Passport" explores the how-to's of hassle-free camping in a journey across diverse landscapes that also highlights "where-to" possibilities -- from seaside weekend family camping to quickie urban getaways to remote mountain trekking.

The Environmental Report

Tuesday, 9:55 a.m. WEAA (88.9 FM)

Host Morning Sunday provides reports on air quality and tips to help regreen cities.

Outdoors Maryland

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. (Repeats June 18, 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.) MPT

"Out of the Woods." Black bears and people have been running into each other for a long time in Western Maryland. Now, with more people vacationing and moving to mountain tourist destinations like Deep Creek Lake, encounters with bears are increasing.

"Piercing the Forest." Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Dave Brinker goes to the steep and rocky slopes of the Western Maryland mountains to track down what he believes to be the only nesting pair of goshawks in the state, fit the birds with expensive tracking transmitters, and return them to the safety of their treetop nests.

"A Leg Up." In Howard County, a stable of horses offers the disabled improved health and happiness.

Sky Watch

Thursday, 8:33 a.m., WYPR (88.1 FM )

Hosts are Jim O'Leary, senior director of technology, IMAX and Davis Planetarium at the Maryland Science Center, and Carol Christian, deputy head of the Community Missions Office of the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Online blog

Read Sun science writer Frank Roylance's weather and astronomy blog, updated daily at marylandweather.com.

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