Join master Quest creator Peter Bidigare for an Introduction to Questing workshop at Sonoma Garden Park. Questing is a place-based educational and recreational activity. Quests are treasure hunts that celebrate community, natural history, cultural sites, stories, and the land on which they are created. Born out of a 150-year old tradition of “letterboxing” in southwest England, questing has become a hugely popular pastime, with hundreds of thousands of followers around the world. Quests are being incorporated into school curriculums, used as compelling interpretive tools to educate visitors at parks and museums, and communities are using quests to engage citizens, map community assets, and build social capital.
This hands-on workshop will teach participants how to design their own quest, and will also develop a quest at Sonoma Garden Park that will be a permanent feature of the park for the community to enjoy. The workshop will begin with a discussion on questing, quest fundamentals, and how to draft a quest. Participants will then work together to develop the route for the quest at Sonoma Garden Park, as well as the content for the activity. Workshop participants will be treated to snacks from the Garden Park but should bring their own lunch.
The workshop is limited to 20 people, suitable for teens and adults who are interested in learning more about how to create quests. The cost of the workshop is $20 for Sonoma Ecology Center members and $25 for non-members, which includes materials. Bring a lunch, refillable water bottle, sun hat, and sunscreen. Contact 707-996-4883.