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PBS Nature selects SRT for national TV program

September 04, 2018 by Diane

SRT and its Fresno-based media partner Valley Public Broadcasting have been selected by PBS Nature and WNET in New York for a special national TV program to air in April 2019. The producers of Nature will showcase among other topics the Visalia-based nonprofit's efforts to create a new generation of citizen scientists.
SRT was chosen from among a national field of nonprofits and academic institutions who partnered with Public Broadcasting System affiliates seeking the opportunity to be featured on a special three-night miniseries called "Nature: Spring LIVE" which will air on PBS affiliates throughout the U.S.
"SRT is honored to have been chosen to be featured on Nature, the nation's most prestigious and longest-running conservation-related program, as a result of our citizen science-building and other innovative conservation efforts," said Aaron Collins, SRT Director of Communications. "We hope San Joaquin Valley TV viewers will watch the program and be inspired to learn how they can become citizen scientists in a time of great environmental flux and be proud of SRT's innovation occurring right here in the Central Valley as we seek to inspire love and lasting protection for important lands here in our region," Collins added.
Among SRT programming likely to be featured are SRT's new EPA-funded environmental education program called Earth Academy. Additionally, SRT's Kaweah Oaks Preserve water feature project - in conjunction with agribusiness and water agency Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District - attracted interest from PBS for its collaborative approach to engaging the community in developing creative solutions around water, long the bane of California's public policy.
Along with SRT, other organizations chosen include Maine Audubon, Omaha Zoo, New Mexico State University, Florida State University, and five other institutions.
Stay tuned for future updates on our collaboration with PBS Nature, WNET, and Valley Public Broadcasting.

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