"Come along with me..."
Discovering Alabama, the longest running and most popular locally produced show on Alabama Public Television, appeared in Alabama homes and classrooms in 1985, when Dr. Doug Phillips first invited viewers to “Come along with me as we explore the wild wonders of this land.”
As an environmental educator for the Alabama Museum of Natural History, Dr. Doug knew that the natural world could bridge the disciplines for a cross-curriculum approach to teaching. He also realized that Alabama Public Television (APT), the first statewide educational network in the nation, would be the perfect vehicle for sharing the state’s natural history and natural wonders.
Discovering Alabama programs are correlated with the Alabama Course of Study and, with accompanying Teacher Guides, support the teaching of K–12 academic requirements for science, history, social studies, geography and environmental education. The shows are rated by teachers as the educational resource “most frequently used” in Alabama schools and can be found in classrooms in every school system in the state.
Discovering Alabama is a production of the Alabama Museum of Natural History, The University of Alabama in cooperation with and Alabama Public Television (APT).
Emmy® award winning public television since 1985.