At the Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro, Mr. Davis’ and Bill McClellan’s team are learning all about Quests.

The students have been preparing to write their own Quest. They have participated in mapping activities, poetry practice and visited a Quest created last year by sixth-grade students. They have participated in watershed related classroom activities. The work will culminate in a Quest that incorporates aspects of the Muscongus Bay watershed. On Oct. 13, the students visited a site on the Goose River in Waldoboro.

The Questing Program is a place-based education program of the Quebec-Labrador Foundation’s Marine Program. Nearly 25 educators in 10 Midcoast schools attended the fully-funded Summer Questing Institute in 2009 and 2010. The Questing Program supports the teaching teams and their students (now over 500) during the school year as the groups create their own guided community walks, or Quests.