Welcome to Kentucky Questing
Research shows the more time people, especially children, spend outside, the healthier they are both physically and mentally. The research is available at the Children & Nature Network site.
This statewide Questing program is designed to help Kentuckians get outdoors and learn about the natural wonders and intriguing history of our Commonwealth. Each "Quest" is actually a short scavenger hunt in which folks solve clues as they move from place to place in a specific natural setting. Watch this brief slide show to see a quest in action. The Questers are high school students from Sayre School in Lexington. They are doing the Pennyrile Quest at the State Arboretum in Lexington. Questing in action
State Arboretum in Lexington
Every Quest has a title, directions to the starting point, clues (often in verse) maps or drawings to assist you, an estimate of how long it will take to do the Quest and how much physical exertion is involved. Leaders from the Valley Quest Program in New England were very generous with their time and talent as Kentucky developed its questing program.
Looking for more opportunities to learn about Kentucky's wonderful environment? From fun at the zoo to quiet walks in the woods to a calendar with weekly events and opportunities to learn even more. For more information, visit EEinKentucky.