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KET Electronic Field Trips
The Forest
 
Who Did What
Project Participants

Electronic Field Trip to the Forest is a project of the Education Division of KET, Kentucky’s public television network. It includes a 60-minute television program produced by KET and hosted by Tim Womick of the National Tree Trust, units of study for classroom use, and an interactive web site including a “Kentucky Habitats” activity.

KET worked with several partners in developing the field trip, especially the Daniel Boone National Forest unit of the USDA Forest Service and the Kentucky Division of Forestry. The project was funded in part by a grant from the USDA Forest Service.

Video:

FOR KET:

  • Executive Producer:
    Kathy Quinn
  • Producers:
    Larry Moore and Frank Simkonis
  • Associate Producer:
    Chela Kaplan
  • Director and Videographer:
    Frank Simkonis
  • Second Unit Director:
    Mike Brower
  • Videographers:
    Brandon Wickey, John Breslin
  • Audio Engineers:
    Doug Collins, Brent Abshear
  • Editor:
    Jim Piston
  • Actors:
    Sharonda Piersall
    Elaphe Crabb
    Acris Crabb
  • Electronic Graphics:
    Mary Ann Carpenter
  • Scriptwriter:
    Barbara Myerson Katz
  • Transcriptionists:
    Chela Kaplan, Barbara O’Keefe
  • Closed captioning:
    Pam Jenkins
  • Logo Design:
    Terry Stevens
  • Blanton Forest Segment:
    produced by Gale Worth in 1995 for KET’s Kentucky Life

FOR THE KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE RESOURCES:

  • Consultant:
    Laura Lang

FOR THE KENTUCKY DIVISION OF FORESTRY:

  • Co-Producer:
    Jennifer Turner
  • Consultant:
    Gwen Holt
  • Technical Adviser:
    Billy Joe Fudge

FOR THE NATIONAL TREE TRUST:

  • Actor/Consultant:
    Tim Womick
  • Director of Education:
    Courtney Schwarten

FOR THE USDA FOREST SERVICE:

  • Consultant:
    Evelyn Morgan
  • Grant Administrator:
    Marie Walker

Units of Study:

The classroom units of study to accompany the field trip were developed by experts in a variety of disciplines, representing a consortium of Kentucky and federal agencies:

  • University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service
  • University of Kentucky Department of Forestry
  • KET Education Unit
  • Kentucky Division of Forestry
  • USDA Forest Service (Daniel Boone National Forest Office)
  • Kentucky Department of Education
  • Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Web Site:

The initial design, content, and images for the Kentucky Habitats activity were provided by Jennifer Turner, Kentucky Division of Forestry; Laura Lang, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources; and Larry Moore, KET. The game was created by Charlie Fiskeaux II and colleagues at The Creative Group, Wilmore, KY.

The web site was created by KET.

  • Content Developers/Writers:
    Jennifer Turner, Kentucky Division of Forestry
    Laura Lang, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
    Larry Moore, KET
  • Site Designer:
    Terry Stevens
  • Site Editor:
    Barbara Clifton
  • Production Photography:
    Dave Crawford

Additional Thanks:

  • The American Chestnut Foundation for a range map used in the video
  • Ball Homes, Lexington, KY, for the use of a model house for shooting
  • Kentucky Afield Television at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources for video footage
  • Pangea Productions LTD and the Kentucky Heritage Council for footage from Kentucky Archaeology
  • the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Dan Sudia, the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry, and Western Kentucky University for photo stills
  • the USDA Office of Public Affairs Video and Teleconference Division for footage from America’s Forests: A History of Resiliency and Recovery
  • University of Kentucky Television
  • WLEX-TV, Channel 18, Lexington, KY

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