Sunday, July 12

Curiosity Quest DVD Review and Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered.

Are you tired of watching Dora, Diego & Scooby-Doo?

Have your kids ever asked you how donuts are made, where your trash and recyclables go or how milk jugs are turned into Green Toys?

If you answered yes to any/all of these questions, then have I got the perfect giveaway for you!

Curiosity Quest is an award-winning PBS show, designed for the whole family, which is now available on DVD!

Curiosity Quest is an upbeat educational program for the whole family that explores subjects that viewers are curious about. (From Pet adoption to living in the circus)

In each show, host Joel Greene, ventures on a quest to answer viewer's letters. Each quest takes the audience on location for an unscripted, hands-on, educational exploration.

Curiosity Quest also has a special series called Curiosity Quest Goes Green that has explored Water Treatment Facilities, Landfills, and the Recycling of bottles, cans, plastic, glass and turning them into new products (such as Green Toys).

Thanks to the kind folks at Green Toy, my family and I were able to watch these fascinating and educational shows on DVD. (Thanks Green Toy)

We learned:
  • The difference between a dump and a sanitary landfill
  • That methane gases are actually captured and processed
  • That landfill's don't have the manpower to separate all the recyclables from the trash which is why it is very important that we separate our recyclables at home!
  • That 5% of the world's population produces 40% of the world's waste (Sadly, that 5% would be the residents of the USA)

My 8 year old son loved the show. He was actually disappointed when it was over. He said that it was too short.

The host, Joel Greene, is entertaining and funny. The show itself combines fun facts with upbeat music and topics geared to inquisitive minds, both young and old(er). I would highly recommend tuning in.

Now you and your family have the chance to win the Curiosity Quest Goes Green DVD and learn for yourself all about composting, recycling, water treatment, and much much more!

To Enter: Visit the Curiosity Quest website, click on any of the images to learn about the green quests, come back here and leave me a comment telling me something you learned.

Don't forget to include your e-mail address (if your profile does not have it listed)

Giveaway Ends: Sunday July 19th.

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Good Luck!


Anonymous said...

Great giveaway! I never heard fo this show, but it sounds like something my kids would enjoy. I checked out the "Big Toys" quest which is all about making play structures from recycled materials. Great idea!

Lisa Sharp said...

I think the food rescue episode look really good.

I want to win this for my friend's daughter who is very in to going green. I think she would love this!

LS Lisa said...

I found out that making aluminum cans from used cans takes 95% less energy. 95%!

Marina said...

Did you know that millions of recyclable food is thrown in the landfills each year?...I didnt know that!!!!

Diana D said...

I learned that a park bench could be made out of milk containers. Visited Yellowstone a few years ago and many of their walkways were made from recycled plastic.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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wendy said...

I learned that recycled plastic bottles could be turned into clothing.

Too cool!

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Mermaid-Spark said...

Was looking at the Quest about backyard composting. Kids love to learn this stuff if taught in a hands-on approach they become pretty rabid about composting at least my older kids are.

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Mermaid-Spark said...

I subscribed to Over Coffee -the green edition...on my Google Rerader. Reading from my gmail email (rubymoonstone/gmail)

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