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Curiosity Quest Goes Green

CURIOSITY QUEST GOES GREEN is an upbeat family program that explores what the community is curious about. In each episode, host Joel Greene, takes viewers on an unscripted, hands-on exploration to answer letters of curiosity. CURIOSITY QUEST GOES GREEN strives to provide entertaining, educational programming for the entire family to enjoy.

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  • Solar Panels
    Friday, October 19
    2:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    When it comes to being green solar panels are one of the best ways to help families and companies operate off "the grid." Joel visits a plant that manufactures solar panels that create energy from the sun!
  • Trash Free Challenge
    Friday, October 19
    2:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Have you ever wondered how you can help your school recycle more? Check out this awesome journey for three middle school's taking on the "trash free challenge."
  • Effects of Beach Tourism
    Friday, October 19
    1:31 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Millions of tourists visit beaches each year…but some leave trash behind. Watch this episode of Curiosity Quest to learn how tourism affects beach cities in the U.S. and how we can do our part to keep them clean.
  • Water Reclamation
    Friday, October 19
    1:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Have you ever wondered how water can be recycled? Greene visits a water reclamation plant where he learns where the water goes after it's flushed down the toilet and how it can be cleaned, treated and re-used.
  • Solar Panels
    Thursday, October 18
    10:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    When it comes to being green solar panels are one of the best ways to help families and companies operate off "the grid." Joel visits a plant that manufactures solar panels that create energy from the sun!
  • Trash Free Challenge
    Thursday, October 18
    10:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Have you ever wondered how you can help your school recycle more? Check out this awesome journey for three middle school's taking on the "trash free challenge."
  • Effects of Beach Tourism
    Thursday, October 18
    9:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Millions of tourists visit beaches each year…but some leave trash behind. Watch this episode of Curiosity Quest to learn how tourism affects beach cities in the U.S. and how we can do our part to keep them clean.
  • Water Reclamation
    Thursday, October 18
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Have you ever wondered how water can be recycled? Greene visits a water reclamation plant where he learns where the water goes after it's flushed down the toilet and how it can be cleaned, treated and re-used.
  • Extreme Recycling
    Friday, October 12
    2:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Did you know that animals can be used in the recycling process? Check out this episode where we visit an extreme recycling facility to learn why they have animals.
  • Recycling Paint
    Friday, October 12
    2:02 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    When it comes to paint, do you know what a hockey puck is? Greene visits Acrylatex to learn how they recycle unused paint and make some amazing new products out of dried up paint.
  • Making Soap
    Friday, October 12
    1:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Have you ever wondered what soap is made of? Greene not only visits a manufacturing company that makes organic cleaning products, but he gets to peer in the lab and make his own hand soap concoction.
  • Reptile Rescue
    Friday, October 12
    1:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Did you know that a reticulated python can grow up to 35 feet in length? Get a close up look at several species of reptiles on this episode as Joel journeys through a reptile rescue facility.
  • Extreme Recycling
    Thursday, October 11
    10:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Did you know that animals can be used in the recycling process? Check out this episode where we visit an extreme recycling facility to learn why they have animals.
  • Recycling Paint
    Thursday, October 11
    10:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    When it comes to paint, do you know what a hockey puck is? Greene visits Acrylatex to learn how they recycle unused paint and make some amazing new products out of dried up paint.
  • Making Soap
    Thursday, October 11
    9:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Have you ever wondered what soap is made of? Greene not only visits a manufacturing company that makes organic cleaning products, but he gets to peer in the lab and make his own hand soap concoction.
  • Reptile Rescue
    Thursday, October 11
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Did you know that a reticulated python can grow up to 35 feet in length? Get a close up look at several species of reptiles on this episode as Joel journeys through a reptile rescue facility.
  • Green Toys, The Sequel
    Friday, October 5
    2:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    What if all of the toys in the world were made out of recycled materials? Check out Green Toys as Joel revisits the factory and finds out how they make super sturdy toys out of recycled milk jugs!
  • Illegal Dumping
    Friday, October 5
    2:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Did you know that some people dump their trash in the desert? Follow Joel on this journey throughout the Antelope Valley in California to learn what steps are being taken there to prevent illegal dumping.
  • Recycling for Kids
    Friday, October 5
    1:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode of Curiosity Quest Goes Green, Joel tests the knowledge of kids to see if they know which products go into which recycling bin. Do you think you would pass? Join in this episode to learn all about where and how to recycle properly.
  • Water Education
    Friday, October 5
    1:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Have you ever wondered where the water from our sinks and showers comes from? Join host Joel Greene on this episode of Curiosity Quest Goes Green as he explores how many cities capture and treat rain water and snow melt and pump that water into our homes. On this episode you will learn about ground water, aquifers, and so much more.
  • Green Toys, The Sequel
    Thursday, October 4
    10:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    What if all of the toys in the world were made out of recycled materials? Check out Green Toys as Joel revisits the factory and finds out how they make super sturdy toys out of recycled milk jugs!
  • Illegal Dumping
    Thursday, October 4
    10:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Did you know that some people dump their trash in the desert? Follow Joel on this journey throughout the Antelope Valley in California to learn what steps are being taken there to prevent illegal dumping.
  • Recycling for Kids
    Thursday, October 4
    9:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode of Curiosity Quest Goes Green, Joel tests the knowledge of kids to see if they know which products go into which recycling bin. Do you think you would pass? Join in this episode to learn all about where and how to recycle properly.
  • Water Education
    Thursday, October 4
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Have you ever wondered where the water from our sinks and showers comes from? Join host Joel Greene on this episode of Curiosity Quest Goes Green as he explores how many cities capture and treat rain water and snow melt and pump that water into our homes. On this episode you will learn about ground water, aquifers, and so much more.
  • Plastic Bottle Cap Recycling
    Friday, September 28
    2:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Did you know that plastic bottles caps are now being separated out andmade into new products? Join Joel as he rides a new environmental wav e of recycling water bottle caps and tours several facilities to find out how this is done.
  • Wild Bird Rescue
    Friday, September 28
    2:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode of Curiosity Quest Goes Green, Joel Greene learns the importance of rescuing wild birds. Greene visits a wildlife bird center in the Florida Keys to meet many exotic birds and to explore the reasons why some of them need to be rescued, rehabbed and released back into the wild. You won't want to miss this colorful and sometimes loud experience!
  • Sea Turtle Rescue
    Friday, September 28
    1:34 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Did you know that many species of sea turtles are in danger of becoming extinct? Curiosity Quest Goes Greene host Joel Greene visits the Sea Turtle hospital in Marathon, Florida to meet the staff who has dedicated their lives to rescuing, rehabbing and releasing sea turtles back into the wild. Some turtles get hit by boats, some swallow fishing hooks, some have tumors, but all of these amazing creatures can be treated at this hospital for turtles, and hopefully will heal quickly and be eventually be released back to their natural habitat.
  • Kids Recycling Questions
    Friday, September 28
    1:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Children are always curious what happens to the recyclables after the trash truck picks them up, or why do we need to separate all of the recyclables. This episode answers children's questions with regards to the environment.
  • Plastic Bottle Cap Recycling
    Thursday, September 27
    10:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Did you know that plastic bottles caps are now being separated out andmade into new products? Join Joel as he rides a new environmental wav e of recycling water bottle caps and tours several facilities to find out how this is done.
  • Wild Bird Rescue
    Thursday, September 27
    10:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode of Curiosity Quest Goes Green, Joel Greene learns the importance of rescuing wild birds. Greene visits a wildlife bird center in the Florida Keys to meet many exotic birds and to explore the reasons why some of them need to be rescued, rehabbed and released back into the wild. You won't want to miss this colorful and sometimes loud experience!
  • Sea Turtle Rescue
    Thursday, September 27
    9:35 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Did you know that many species of sea turtles are in danger of becoming extinct? Curiosity Quest Goes Greene host Joel Greene visits the Sea Turtle hospital in Marathon, Florida to meet the staff who has dedicated their lives to rescuing, rehabbing and releasing sea turtles back into the wild. Some turtles get hit by boats, some swallow fishing hooks, some have tumors, but all of these amazing creatures can be treated at this hospital for turtles, and hopefully will heal quickly and be eventually be released back to their natural habitat.
  • Kids Recycling Questions
    Thursday, September 27
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Children are always curious what happens to the recyclables after the trash truck picks them up, or why do we need to separate all of the recyclables. This episode answers children's questions with regards to the environment.
  • Light Bulb Recycling
    Friday, September 21
    2:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Did you know that light bulbs can be recycled and made into new products? Join the host of Curiosity Quest Goes Green, Joel Greene as he explores the Lighting Resources facility in Texas to learn how they collect old light bulbs. Then they dump them all into an incredible machine that breaks them apart, safely collects the mercury, chops, cleans, and separates them. Lastly, Greene follows the crushed light bulb remnants to a Glass Recycled in Texas to watch the process of mixing the recycled light bulbs in with recycled glass to create gorgeous counter tops and flooring.
  • Reclaiming Old Wood
    Friday, September 21
    2:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Have you ever wondered what happens to all the wood when an old house gets torn down? Join Joel as he explores the Old Texas Wood facility to learn how they reclaim, refurbish and resell the wood.
  • Reusable Bags (Plastic Bag Recycling)
    Friday, September 21
    1:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    This is a hot topic in the Environmental Community. Join Joel as he tackles this important discussion of what to do with all the plastic bags.
  • Weights and Measures
    Friday, September 21
    1:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Have you ever wondered how we can be sure that grocery store scales and gas station meters can always be correct? Find out on this in depth episode how the County of Orange regulates weights and measures.
  • Light Bulb Recycling
    Thursday, September 20
    10:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Did you know that light bulbs can be recycled and made into new products? Join the host of Curiosity Quest Goes Green, Joel Greene as he explores the Lighting Resources facility in Texas to learn how they collect old light bulbs. Then they dump them all into an incredible machine that breaks them apart, safely collects the mercury, chops, cleans, and separates them. Lastly, Greene follows the crushed light bulb remnants to a Glass Recycled in Texas to watch the process of mixing the recycled light bulbs in with recycled glass to create gorgeous counter tops and flooring.
  • Reclaiming Old Wood
    Thursday, September 20
    10:01 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Have you ever wondered what happens to all the wood when an old house gets torn down? Join Joel as he explores the Old Texas Wood facility to learn how they reclaim, refurbish and resell the wood.
  • Reusable Bags (Plastic Bag Recycling)
    Thursday, September 20
    9:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This is a hot topic in the Environmental Community. Join Joel as he tackles this important discussion of what to do with all the plastic bags.
  • Weights and Measures
    Thursday, September 20
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Have you ever wondered how we can be sure that grocery store scales and gas station meters can always be correct? Find out on this in depth episode how the County of Orange regulates weights and measures.
  • Organic Farming
    Friday, September 14
    2:31 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    What exactly is "organic farming?" Many farmers in this country are working hard to keep their fruits and vegetables free of many chemicals and pesticides but on this episode, you will learn that this task is not as easy as it sounds.
  • Lunch Tray Recycling
    Friday, September 14
    2:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Did you know that foam lunch trays can be recycled? Check out this episode where elementary school students show us how they recycle all of their foam lunch trays. We all know that many schools just don't have the funds to pay for biodegradable products as they usually cost more money. So, we teamed up with these students to learn how they have implemented a way to save money but also found a way to recycle the products they use every day.
  • Organic Farming
    Thursday, September 13
    10:32 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    What exactly is "organic farming?" Many farmers in this country are working hard to keep their fruits and vegetables free of many chemicals and pesticides but on this episode, you will learn that this task is not as easy as it sounds.
  • Lunch Tray Recycling
    Thursday, September 13
    10:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Did you know that foam lunch trays can be recycled? Check out this episode where elementary school students show us how they recycle all of their foam lunch trays. We all know that many schools just don't have the funds to pay for biodegradable products as they usually cost more money. So, we teamed up with these students to learn how they have implemented a way to save money but also found a way to recycle the products they use every day.
  • Solar Panels
    Tuesday, September 4
    9:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    When it comes to being green solar panels are one of the best ways to help families and companies operate off "the grid." Joel visits a plant that manufactures solar panels that create energy from the sun!
  • Trash Free Challenge
    Monday, September 3
    9:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Have you ever wondered how you can help your school recycle more? Check out this awesome journey for three middle school's taking on the "trash free challenge."