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.

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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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— 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.