We maintain several family-friendly nature and history Quests that were created by 4th- and 8th-grade students in Rockland, Thomaston, and Union. A Quest is a fun and lyrical way to tell a story about a particular place. Questing is the recreational pursuit of this story.
Commonly written in rhyming verse, a Quest contains movement clues and a map that gets you from one spot to the next. People who go on a Quest discover and learn the significance of a particular place as they move from clue to clue, unraveling a story. Quests always end with the discovery of a “treasure” box that has a Quest stamp and log book.
Does this sound like fun? Choose a Quest below, click on the title to download and print the guide, and start Questing today!
|Rockland Harbor History Quest (1 hour)
Find the evidence of this city’s past and the shoreside industries that have come and gone with the tides.
Georges River Shorebird Quest (1 hour)
Stroll the parks and waterfront of Thomaston and spot the shorebirds speaking to you through this Quest.
Quest for Baker Woods (45 minutes)
Explore the nooks and crannies, some wet and some ancient, of this forested coastal preserve managed by the Georges River Land Trust.
River of Life Quest (45 minutes)
Step back into the history of this Georges River Land Trust preserve to learn what caused the alewives’ decline and subsequent return to this stretch of the Georges River.
We would like to thank the Maine Community Foundation for generously funding our adoption of these Quests. We would also like to acknowledge the Muscongus Bay Project of the Quebec Labrador Foundation whose leadership and hard work made these Quests a reality. To find other Quests in the midcoast area, visit the Select-a-Quest website.