Ecologists recently burned 70 acres of land at the Nassawango Creek Preserve, the largest privately-owned natural area in Maryland. They say these controlled burns are needed to prevent wildfires and allow native plants to flourish. Bryan Russo observes the process and finds out more about how experts decide where and when to hold these controlled burns.
A growing number of therapeutic horseback riding programs are cropping up around the country, as families report the value of horseback riding for children coping with everything from cerebral palsy to autism. Bryan Russo visits a therapeutic riding program in southern Delaware to find out how riding helps these children, and what it takes to keep these programs going.
The Main Street Gym in Salisbury is a training center for amateur boxers. But it's also more than that: You can only join if you stay away from gangs, and have no record of violent convictions. Coach Hal Chernoff started the gym out of his house more than 20 years ago, and is dedicated to keeping Salisbury kids off the street. Bryan Russo visits the gym to talk with Chernoff and some of the young athletes with whom he works.
Josh Dolan spends his days helping other people cross items off their bucket lists. He's a skydiving instructor, and over the years he's made more than 10,000 jumps. In the latest in our Livin' the Dream series, we'll head up into the sky with Dolan and several of his clients, and learn about the unique rewards of helping people push their personal limits to the extreme.
The scientists and engineers at NASA's Wallops flight facility spend their days immersed in the complex world of rocket science. This week, they brought us into their world, giving Coastal Connection's Bryan Russo a seat in the control room as they prepared to launch a rocket high above Earth. We'll find out how they prepare for a launch -- including how they decide to scrap their plans if conditions aren't ideal.
Art and Patricia Nalls are the only civilians in the world who own an air-worthy military jet: The Royal Navy Sea Harrier. We’ll talk with Patricia Nalls about their expensive labor of love with this aircraft and what it takes to get ready to perform in the Ocean City Air Show.