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Quest Workshop for Youth Outreach Programs

Posted April 28th, 2010 by staff

QUEST-BUILDING WORKSHOP – Sponsored by OSU Precollege Programs

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Kelley Engineering Center, Room 1007
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

Pre-registration required

Quests are fun clue-directed hunts that get people outdoors exploring the natural, historical and cultural treasures of special places.  To go on a Quest, all that is needed is a pencil, a set of directions, and a sense of adventure.  Follow the directions, collect the clues, and find the hidden Quest box.  Sign the guest book, stamp your page to prove you made it, and then re-hide the box for the next person to discover.  It’s fun… and educational! There are currently 25 active Quests in Lincoln County, and nearly 3000 logs have been made in hidden boxes since 2007.

Participants will learn how to bring young people and adults together to tell the story of a place through the creation of new Quests.  We will discuss the Quest format and educational philosophy, learn from examples of existing Quests, and build a short practice Quest (dress for the outdoors).

OSU Precollege program leaders, OSU faculty, and all others are encouraged to register.  After this training session, participants will go back to their programs inspired and ready to help student groups build a Quest.

Topics Explored Through Quests:

invasive species * estuarine habitats * sustainability * watersheds * fish hatcheries * patterns in science * architecture * working waterfront * art * resource management * stewardship * local history

Special Advantages for Precollege Programs:

  • Quest-building makes a great culminating stewardship project
  • Connect with other Precollege groups and OSU sites by going on each others’ Quests
  • Share your program, facility and other OSU “treasures” with the public


Cait Goodwin, Oregon Sea Grant,

541-867-0233 (office) or 541-961-0968 (cell)

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