QUEST - Nov. 6, 2013

News Release Date: 
October 23, 2013

For Immediate Release

‘QUEST’ Looks at Challenges Facing Lake Tahoe  

LINCOLN, Neb. (Oct. 23, 2013) -- Lake Tahoe’s clear blue waters attract three million visitors to California and Nevada each year. Join award-winning journalist and educatorSimran Sethi for this week’s episode of “QUEST” and meet the scientists who are working to keep Lake Tahoe pristine in the face of huge challenges. The award-winning multimedia science series airs Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 9 p.m. CT, repeating Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. CT on NET1. 

But while Lake Tahoe is a popular venue, it is paying the price of the rampant development that took place in the 1960s and now faces a new threat in climate change. During the 30-minute program, follow a small army of scientists and others toiling behind the scenes to turn back the clock to a time when one could see 100 feet down into the lake.

A multimedia science series, “QUEST” focuses on the many ways science, technology, engineering and sheer ingenuity address sustainability issues related to food, energy, water, climate and biodiversity.

In addition to the public television series, the QUEST project includes public radio reports and a new multimedia website QUESTScience.org that includes a web video series, online articles and multimedia resources made specifically for use in educational settings and in-depth educator training. The QUEST project also has a social media presence on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. 

QUEST is a multi-state collaboration that includes NET as well as  UNC-TV, North Carolina; KQED, San Francisco; KCTS 9, Seattle; WVIZ, WCPN, WCLV, ideastream, Cleveland; and WPR, WPT, WI Media Lab, ICS, Wisconsin. Funding for QUEST” is provided by the National Science Foundation.  

NET1 is part of NET Television.  NET Television is a service of NET.  For a complete program schedule, visit NET's website (netNebraska.org/television).

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RELEASE WRITTEN BY:  Larry L. Kubert, 402-472-9333, ext. 389, or e-mail at lkubert@netNebraska.org

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