Aug 252011

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Quests are fun, free-choice learning adventures that use clues and hints to encourage participants to discover the natural, cultural and historical “treasures” of place and community. Suitable for groups of all ages, self-guided Quests allow lifelong learners to explore parks, trails and other outdoor spaces in new ways and at their own pace.

Most Oregon Coast Quests are located on the central Oregon coast, but as the activity gains in popularity, more communities are taking part. Currently, Quests can be found in Lincoln, Coos and Benton counties.

The clues are found in the Oregon Coast Quests guidebooks, available at bookstores around the region including the Hatfield Marine Science Center Bookstore. At the end of each self-guided interpretive Quest, participants find a hidden Quest box containing a log-book to sign and a hand-carved stamp to mark their accomplishment. The true “treasure” is the fun of the walk and learning about special places in the community.

Quests are great fun for families and school groups – and once you’ve gone questing, your group may even want to help create a new Quest for the next edition of the guide book!

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