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The Oregon Coast Quests Book, 2015/16 Edition

Features directions for 24 Quests in Lincoln, Coos, Curry and Benton Counties

  • Two brand new Quests
  • Four counties represented
  • Ten Quests made by youth
  • One Quest in Spanish
  • Quest Patch offer

View an interactive map of 2015 Quest sites

Oregon Coast Quests, 2015/2016

Crowley Creek Quest Created by Career Tech High School students, this Quest provides an opportunity to learn about the ecology and history of a variety of habitats near Knight Park and the scenic Salmon River estuary.

Spring Lake Trail Quest

Created by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, this Quest takes you through a lush forest and leads you to a peaceful pond.
Downtown Oceanlake Quest
This walking tour explores the early settlement history of Lincoln City's Oceanlake district. It was created by TAG students from Oceanlake and Taft Elementary schools, and their video on the subject is on display at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum.

Taft Pioneer Cemetery Quest

Taft Elementary students in an afterschool program created this Quest at their historic neighborhood cemetery. The view is to die for.  

Taft Stormwater Quest

Taft Elementary students discovered where the rainwater that falls on their school eventually ends up, and they created this Quest to share their findings with you. Follow the water!

Explore Beverly Beach Quest

Follow the clues through this beautiful state park to see wildlife, creeks and big trees.

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area Hill Quest

Travel through history and discover the tales that shaped the two hills at Yaquina Head.

Big Creek Park Quests

Learn more about the three creeks that call this city park home. The instructions for this adventure are provided in both English and Spanish.
Water Water Everywhere Quest Created by students at Newport Middle School, this vigorous Quest starts behind the Newport Pool and shows you where more water can be found.
Eureka Cemetery Quest Do you recognize any of the names in this community cemetery?  Glimpse into Newport's past with this new Quest created by Newport students.
City Center History Quest Discover the sometimes surprising history behind familiar buildings in Newport's city center.

Bayfront Quest

Learn about the commercial fishing industry at Newport's historic Bayfront. This Quest was created by 10-12 year old daycampers from HMSC.
Hatfield Marine Science Center Quests The HMSC Nature Trail Quest takes you to the salt marsh and mud flat habitats of the Yaquina Bay Estuary.  Or, do the HMSC Sustainability Quest to find out what 'sustainability' is and some ways in which HMSC is striving to acheive it.  Both Quests are available for free download.
South Beach State Park Quest Explore the changing habitats behind the sand dunes near the beach.  Popular with those staying in the campground, as well as those visiting for the day. 
Heirloom Orchard Quest Students at Eddyville Charter School helped create this Quest in the apple orchard across the street from their school.
Oregon Hatchery Research Center Quest The 8th-grade class at Crestview Heights School created this 40-minute Quest that takes place outdoors, and there's an indoor interpretive center you may want to also visit while you're there. 
YYFAP Habitats of Diversity Quest Created by the Yachats Youth and Families Activities Program, this Quest features a choice of paths and the chance to not only witness what "Yachatians" love best, but to learn what a "Yachatian" is!

Cape Perpetua Discovery Loop Trail Quest

Explore a lush, coastal forest! Created by YYFAP daycamp students, this Quest takes you on a 1 hour hike through the Discovery Loop Trail at Cape Perpetua.

Coos Bay:  Then and Now Quest

Explore downtown Coos Bay and discover how the area has changed from its former wetland state. A variety of community partners collaborated to create this whimsical walking tour.

South Slough Cedar Quest

Americorp volunteers created this Quest at the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve to tell you the story of Port Orford Cedar.

Port Orford Heads State Park Quest

Explore nature and history in this new Quest at Port Orford Heads State Park.  This Quest was created by an interpretive state parks ranger and a local historian, and is the first Quest in Curry County.

Get to Know OSU Quest

Check out key central buildings at Oregon State University when you embark on this fun Quest made by the Office of Precollege Programs.

 KEC Art Quest

What do art and engineering have in common? This indoor Quest will help you explore the public art that can be found in the Kelley Engineering Center at OSU.

For information, contact:

Cait Goodwin
Oregon Coast Quest Coordinator
2030 SE Marine Science Dr
Newport, OR 97365
541-961-0968
OregonCoastQuests@oregonstate.edu