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Questing: A Guide to Creating Community…

Questing: A Guide to Creating Community Treasure Hunts

by Delia Clark

Other authors: Steven Glazer, David Sobel (Foreword)

Series: Valley Quest (inspiration)

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Inspired by the British pastime of "letterboxing," questing has become one of the fastest growing recreational-educational activities on this side of the Atlantic. In scores of communities, people from toddlers and teens, parents and grandparents follow maps, clues, and rhyming riddles seeking treasure boxes hidden in natural and cultural locations. In this book, 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. In the process of undertaking quests participants "celebrate and strengthen community life" by forging "lifelong connections to the distinct landscapes and cultural features of their home ground." This book 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. Questing draws upon the well-established success of a program in New England in which individuals, students, and organizations create clues and maps highlighting the special places and stories of their community. The book presents a rationale for place-based education and quest program goals and objectives that can easily be implemented in any community.… (more)



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What a neat book. Questing is a fairly new spin on a basic scavenger hunt, adding an educational component to a path through a neighborhood or park. The authors have a lot of experience building quests -- and getting students to create them -- so the book works as an instructional guide that occasionally gets a little goofy ("But to find that story, you need to pay attention. First, close your eyes. Be silent. Breathe. And listen. Start with absence, and darkness and then open your eyes"). There are great examples, and a curriculum with rubric is also included. Strongly recommended for teachers looking for student-led projects or community groups looking for a different idea as community service.

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The world is all clues, and there is no end to their subtlety and delicacy. The signs that reveal are always there. One has only to learn the art of reading them.

- Paul Shepard, Nature and Madness
For Susan Clark, and Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, with gratitude and love
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Place-based education is learning about, learning from, and learning within the context of where we are.
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