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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.
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.