In honor of the March 12, 1999 anniversary of the idea for Catch the Science Bug, we would like to share with you an interview between Rex Trailer, former host of Boomtown, and Kim Bent that was recorded on the very first day that Catch the Science Bug was broadcasted from PBS Rhode Island on November 13, 2006!
Since the beginning, we have met so many people that are huge Rex Trailer fans. From working with Rex, I can firmly attest that he lives up to everything you would want in a childhood hero! THANK YOU Rex! Your legacy of helping children will live on through Science Bug.
Thank you to everyone who helped Catch the Science Bug grow to where it is today! We could not have done it without all of you who have supported us in countless different ways- a big hug of appreciation is being sent to ALL of YOU!
The “Catch the Science Bug” series on PBS Rhode Island has won a Parents’ Choice Silver Award!
The idea to create a series was presented to me in 1999. I was taking a class at Emerson College taught by Rex Trailer former host of Boomtown. One day after class, Rex suggested that I host my own children’s television show on science. This was like telling an aspiring high school hockey player that he could be the next Tim Thomas. I had no idea how this would all come together but had to try. Slowly but surely the pieces fell into place. I couldn’t be more thankful that I caught the Science Bug and went along for the ride. There have been over a thousand people who helped make Catch the Science Bug what it is today. Sending all of you a BIG THANK YOU!
Our next step is to reach even more children by making these episodes available on DVD. We will keep you posted on our progress via blog entries.