Place-based education that connects to all disciplines.
Many teachers have incorporated Valley Quest into their classroom curriculum either by creating a Quest or going on a Quest (see our list of suggested field trip quests).
Students move from “studying about” something long ago to “participating in” something of relevance today” by utilizing fieldwork and technology to make maps, record images, and digitize primary sources. Place-based approaches to teaching are wonderful – and valuable. Service-Learning projects are valuable, too, especially when students take the time to share what students have learned with their peers, families, and the broader community.