Georgia Public Broadcasting's education division was nominated for two 2024 Regional Southeast EMMY® Awards over the weekend. The Regional Southeast EMMY® Chapter is one of 19 chapters throughout the United States identifying and celebrating television excellence at the local and regional level of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.


Director of Photography Lex Hanson films honey bee researchers at the University of Georgia.

Georgia Pollinators Live Exploration, a 30-minute live TV and online program that explores the importance of pollinators in Georgia, was nominated in the Informational/Instructional - Long Form Content category. Developed in collaboration with the University of Georgia, this show teaches students about different types of pollinators, why bees are the most efficient pollinators, and how our daily lives are impacted by pollinators. Viewers even learn how a flower's nectar can impact the taste of honey. 

Mary Anne Lane (Producer & Writer), Ashley Mengwasser (Executive Producer & Host), Lex Hanson (Director of Photography), and Tom Greer (Editor) were listed on the nomination. 


Host and Executive Producer Ashley Mengwasser watches a live demonstration that showcases how saltwater conducts electricity.

Georgia Electricity Live Exploration was nominated in the Environment/Science - Long Form Content category. This live program was produced in partnership with Georgia Electric Membership Cooperative (EMC) to showcase the power of electricity across the state. During this live exploration, students discover what electricity is and how it's produced, tour a 700-acre solar field in Middle Georgia, and explore how electricity is utilized in large manufacturing facilities. 

Mary Anne Lane (Producer & Writer), Ashley Mengwasser (Executive Producer & Host), Lex Hanson (Director of Photography), and Susannah Hardie (Producer) were listed on this program's nomination. 

Because GPB Education's live explorations are interactive and include live elements, these shows offer teachers and students the next-best-thing when in-person field trips are not feasible. Previous locations have included the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Okefenokee Swamp, and Georgia Tech's Invention Studio.

The winners of the 2024 Regional Southeast EMMY® Awards will be announced on Saturday, June 15.