Questing: A Guide to Creating Community Treasure Hunts

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In this book, Steve and Delia, two experts in community education, explain how individuals and organizations can create and organize permanent quests to foster place-based education, stewardship, adventure, and fun. It is intended to offer inspiration and practical advice for parents, teachers, community group leaders, and others interested in learning about where they live and building community ties through questing. The book presents a rationale for place-based education and quest program goals and objectives that can easily be implemented in any community.

Available at your favorite bookstore for $19.95. Or you can order online or by phone/email.

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“This reader is already enthusiastic enough to suggest it to a local neighborhood group.”-Boston Globe

“The timeliness for the new book published by University Press of New England is that more guidelines are needed for an ever expanding diverse community audience to run and participate in quests. Those addressed by the authors include teachers, parents, historical societies, environmental organizations and others.”-Connecticut Valley Spectator (NH)

“Questing is so full of great suggestions that I am motivated to act. I still haven’t found a treasure box, but I’ve hidden one.” -New Hampshire Magazine

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Lauren Griswold

Valley Quest and Volunteer Coordinator, Valley Food & Farm Program Assistant

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— Lauren Griswold, Valley Quest and Volunteer Coordinator, Valley Food & Farm Program Assistant

Lauren Griswold joined Vital Communities in May 2017 to coordinate Power of Produce (POP) clubs at Upper Valley farmers' markets and farmstands. In August 2017 she became our Valley Quest and Volunteer Coordinator, in addition to her role as the Valley Food & Farm Program Assistant. Lauren grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Vermont in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in English and Environmental Studies. Her passion for sustainable agriculture took her out West, where she served as a garden educator in Bend, Oregon. After an enriching chapter in the high desert, Lauren is thrilled to be back in central Vermont. She is passionate about the rich communities and natural beauty of the Upper Valley, and enjoys engaging the next generation with wonder and enthusiasm about this special place. In her free time, Lauren can be found mountain biking, cross country skiing, gardening, knitting, and savoring meals with friends and family.