Friday, March 21, 2008

New Road Trip Episode Is Here!

“Grounds for Success”, episode 9 in this award winning series is now available for viewing on GPB’s overnight schedule and for streaming from the website. Check it out on your television and on your computer (

In this episode, a brainy student, intent on winning his Dream Girl, looks for ways to appeal to her farming background and her love of outdoors. The Road Trip travels to:

  • North Metro Technical College for the Environmental Horticulture and Diesel Technology programs
  • Okefenokee Technical College for the Forest Technology and Microcomputer Specialist programs.
  • Southwest Georgia Technical College for the Agriculture Technology and Gerontology programs

Here’s Some News About Previous Episodes

“Sub Zero”, episode 7

New counselor Georgia Allen, substitute teaching some bored students, recalls Road Trip experiences in order to capture and keep the class' attention.

Click here for more details on episode 7.

One of the young actors in this episode has received a national award. Demetrice Tutle was recently named National Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. You can read more about it in his local newspaper:

Click here for the article.

“Call of the Wildlife”, episode 4

This episode of Road Trip has been honored with the 28th Annual Telly Award ( in the online educational programs category. This premier award recognizes the finest video and film productions, as well as the best of local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs.

In the “Call of the Wildlife” episode, the fictional high school counselors realize that a Road Trip is needed after hearing a student’s concern that her best friend, bored with high school, is leaving just before her graduation. She wants to settle for a minimum wage job at the local animal park.

Road Trip travels to:

  • Athens Technical College for the Veterinary Technician and Biotechnology programs
  • Ogeechee Technical College for Sonography and Echocardiography
  • Swainsboro Technical College for Fish and Game Management
Click here for more details on episode 4.

Road Trip is a production partnership between Georgia Public Broadcasting and the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education.

Click here for more information on the Road Trip series.

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