Valley Quest is an award-winning, place-based education program that uses treasure hunts to celebrate community, natural history, cultural sites, stories, and special places.


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Questing How-To

Tools to help you go questing.

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Super Quest

A special questing season treat.

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Sara Cottingham

Valley Quest Coordinator

Valley Quest, Local First

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Valley Quest, Local First

— Sara Cottingham, Valley Quest Coordinator

Sara holds a BA in Geography and an MS in Community & Regional Planning, both from the University of Texas at Austin. A watershed planner by trade, Sara’s inner compass is guided by a passion for rural and mountainous places. After brief stints working for state and federal agencies, Sara spent the last four years cleaning up rivers in West Virginia. Her favorite pastimes include looking at maps, making art, exploring woods and rivers, and playing old-time fiddle and banjo for contra dances. Sara also maintains a private practice as an independent grant writer for nonprofits.


July  2016

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We are always looking for box monitors and quest testers. Email Valley Quest to get involved.