Transcripts from Past Episodes of QUEST
Previous episodes of QUEST were made possible by a television
demonstration grant from Rural Economic & Community Development.
Below is an overview of this grant and it's goals, as well
as links to download the transcripts of the episodes funded
by this grant.
A Television Demonstration
Project To Enhance Opportunities For Basic Science Education
In Maine Thereby Supporting Maine People's Ability To Expand
Their Understanding And Concepts Of Their State's Rural And
QUEST is made
possible by a television demonstration grant from Rural Economic & Community
- 10 prime time, one-hour television programs
- 20 classroom
videos (10 for grades 4-8 and 10 for high school)
- 10 packets
of printed classroom materials
- One CD-ROM
- A minimum of 20 coordinated or sponsored community
events that relate to the topics presented in the series
1. Create new opportunities for Maine people to learn
basic science principles.
- Encourage viewers to become better
- Help viewers learn a more critical, analytical
- Give them the joy of discovery.
- Allow them the pleasure
of doing this while they are exploring Maine.
2. Provide new materials for
teachers and students to use in the study of scientific principles
in the classroom.
- Demonstrate how we can use television/video/imaging
to educate and inform in ways that cannot be done
with the written word alone.
- Take students on "field
trips" to meet people
and see things (especially some of the technology) they
might otherwise not experience in Maine.
- Offer some interactivity.
- Use special effects and animation
to convey complicated concepts.
3. Help viewers and classroom students make
connections between these newly learned principles and
the decisions and public policy choices they will be making
regarding Maine's future,
with special emphasis on rural and agricultural economy and
the management of its natural resources.
- Give viewers enough
information for some closure but encourage them to ask
- Encourage viewers to apply the scientific
processes introduced in the series to these
decisions they are making.
4. Update the image of rural
and agricultural Maine by:
- Showing Maine people at work
as scientists, especially in rural and agricultural sectors.
the sophistication of scientific pursuits and applications
here in Maine.
student aspirations by:
- Introducing students and the general
viewing audience to a wide variety of career choices.
women to encourage participation by girls.
Program #101 How Clean is Clean
Program #102 Weather Wise
Program #103 Origins (geology)
Program #104 Gulf of Maine
Program #105 Waterways
Program #106 Maine Woods
Program #107 Sustainable Agriculture: Solution or Fad?
Program #108 Biotechnology
Program #109 Healthcare
Program #110 Information Superhighway
Program #201 Maine Digs (archaeology)
Program #202 Shipwrecks!
Program #203 Maine Flora
Program #204 Maine Fauna