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QUEST is an Emmy award-winning series that will appeal to anyone interested in the natural world of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, while telling the most intriguing and entertaining stories about science in this region.

The QUEST experience continues even after the credits roll. There are components for the entire family with At Home activity pages that will generate discussion and investigation in your neighborhood. There are also community resource guides that offer science-related events, activities, and resources in all three northern New England states. What's more, for educators there are comprehensive easy-to-use lesson plans for middle and high school classrooms.

QUEST is produced by the Maine Public Broadcasting Network and airs on MPBN, Vermont Public Television and New Hampshire Public Television. Major funding is provided by the National Science Foundation.

Additional funding is provided by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Forest Products Council, Irving Woodlands LLC, Desiree Carlson, M.D., and by gifts to More Connected. More Maine. The Campaign for Maine Public Broadcasting's Programming.

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"And the award goes to..."

Second Chance Wilderness and Spring are Telly winners. This contest honors outstanding local, regional and cable programming from around the world.

Gulf of Maine wins a Columbus International Film & Video Festival (The Chris Awards) Bronze Plaque and Spring gets an Honorable Mention.

Second Chance Wilderness and Managing Wildlife are nominated for a Boston-New England Emmy, as were several earlier episodes of QUEST.

In 1996, QUEST won a Boston-New England Emmy for Information Superhighway.


Unlimited Rights:

Educators have unlimited rights to copy and use, in their entirety, all of the QUEST printed and video materials for use in their classrooms. These rights do not extend to re-editing or using portions of the materials.

How to get copies of the shows and classroom videos

Off-Air Recording

Maine educators may record off-air their own copies of the programs which are broadcast on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, New Hampshire Public Television and Vermont Public Television.

Purchasing Copies

Maine Educators: Copies of all the QUEST programs and classroom videos are also available to Maine educators through the Maine State Library's Educational Video Services (EVS) program. Their telephone number is (207) 287-5620.

General Audience and Out-of-State Educators: All general audience requests and out-of-state requests for copies of the program should be forwarded to Maine Public Broadcasting Network' Audience Services at 1-800-884-1717


Linda Greenlaw - host of QUESTLinda Greenlaw: Commercial fisherman,
author, and host of QUEST

Linda Greenlaw began her commercial fishing career as a cook during the summers while attending Colby College. After graduating, she quickly worked her way up to fishing boat captain.

Sebastian Junger in his book The Perfect Storm called her " of the best swordboat captains, period, on the East Coast."

After working 17 years on swordboats and other fishing boats from Newfoundland to Brazil, she decided to return home and started lobstering off Isle au Haut, Maine. It was at that time that she also started writing. Her first book, The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey, made it to the New York Times bestseller list where it remained for 30 weeks.

Greenlaw's second book, The Lobster Chronicles: Life On A Very Small Island was an instant New York Times bestseller.


John Hickson

John HicksonAfter getting a degree in chemical engineering, John Hickson made a career selling pulp- and paper-making machinery for the Beloit Corporation.

His first summer theatre role came as a favor to one of his business clients. That favor became an obsession and Hickson acted in or directed more than 100 theatre productions while helping to build paper mills on the side.

After retiring from Beloit five years ago, he had even more time to devote to his passion. His credits now include 18 regional stage productions, two films, and countless commercials, infomercials, and voice-overs, including QUEST.

Lang ElliottLang Elliott

Lang Elliott is a wildlife photographer, writer, and one of the best nature sound recordists in the country. He is the author of Common Birds and Their Songs, the Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs, and Music of the Birds, as well as a variety of audio guides to bird and wildlife sounds.

He designs and packages nature books with audio compact discs. He also narrates nature audio CDs, including one for Maine Amphibians and Reptiles.

Lang lives in Ithaca, New York, and is founder of NatureSound Studio, his publishing business.

The QUEST Production Team


National Science Foundation Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Maine Forest Products Council Irving Woodlands, LLC Desiree Carlson, M.D. More Connected. More Maine.

Major funding is provided by the National Science Foundation.
Additional funding is provided by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Forest Products Council, Irving Woodlands LLC., Desiree Carlson, M.D., and gifts to More Connected. More Maine, The Campaign for Maine Public Broadcasting Network's Programming.

A list of other funders includes:
The Davis Family Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and Lincoln Ladd.

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