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Bluegrass & Backroads: Passion for conservation drives researchers at Green River Preserve


Follow Zack Couch, Zeb Weese, and Albert Meier in their pursuit of bats at the Western Kentucky University upper Green River Biological Preserve. A passion for science and conservation takes these men on a search for endangered bats in the hope of gaining information that will help preserve these threatened creatures. The preserve, near Bowling Green, is home to a number of endangered species.

Kentucky is a state defined by its history and noted for a number of things, not the least of which is horse racing, bourbon, bluegrass music and barbecue.

But, as natives Bob Shrader and Matt Hilton remind us each week, there’s so much more to the Bluegrass State and its people, culture and rural charm. Shrader and Hilton combine their talents to produce the award-winning Bluegrass & Backroads, a 30-minute program aired regionally on the Kentucky Education Television networks and nationally via satellite on RFD-TV through Dish Network, DirecTV and several major cable outlets.

For more information about Bluegrass & Backroads, including a list of the stations on which the show airs and schedules, visit the show’s website. The program’s Youtube Page can be found here.


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