The Dust Bowl

May 1st, 2011 - March 31st, 2013 | PROJECT

THE DUST BOWL is a 2-part, 4-hour documentary film series that will explore a decade-long natural catastrophe of Biblical proportions and the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, a collective tragedy that nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. The series will be broadcast nationally in prime time on PBS in 2012, and will be accompanied by extensive educational outreach materials and a major promotional campaign to drive tune-in. In addition a web site will be created for the film to be housed on

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David Thompson, Principal Investigator, GWETA, Inc.


Funding Source: NEH
Award Number: TR-50238-11
Funding Amount: 500000


Audience: Educators | Teachers | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Climate | Ecology | forestry | agriculture | History | policy | law
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Media and Technology