LCCD has embarked on a new and exiting project with 3rd-6th graders at Wolcott, Cambridge and Waterville Elementary Schools to create educational quests to teach their communities about the Lamoille River Watershed. Questing is a place-based education program that uses treasure hunts to help people experience important and interesting parts of their community. A typical quest is made up of a treasure map and a set of rhyming clues that lead participants on a walking journey, conveying some interesting information along the way. Students have been working on their quests since the beginning of the school year and plan on having them ready to try in Spring 2017.
There are over 200 quests across Vermont and New Hampshire made available through the Valley Quest website. The Lamoille Watershed Quests will be some of the first available here in Lamoille County. LCCD is also looking for some enthusiastic homeschoolers to update an existing quest at Elmore State Park. This program is funded through generous grants from the Lake Champlain Basin Program and the Green Mountain Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation.