Congratulations on completing your commencement activities! You now are working on your quest. This page gives you links to pages that will help you as you complete the three interviews, visit natural places, participate in community action and craft your own lifestyle. Good luck and Contact Us anytime with any questions!
Keep on Track
The quest can be a challenge, but we know you can do it! To try to help you on your way, below are a couple checklists to keep you and your sharing circle focused and motivated!
Your sharing circle group is there to help you and for you to help others out with advice, encouragement, support and ideas. The Quest is long and a lot of work, so please turn to your sharing circle when you’re stuck!
Below are links to the possible interviews for the three different categories you need to complete for your quest! Click on the icon to go to that page.
Using Energy and Materials more Wisely
Demonstrating Care for Natural Places or Things
Developing a Deeper Personal Relationship with the Earth
Below are links on how to do an interview and keep track of your interviews
Visiting Natural Places
Below are some ideas of where you can return your natural objects in order to get in touch with new and different natural areas. Remember to get your Ledger stamped after completing each visit.
|You received a beautiful feather at the Temple of Sol to lead you to a natural place where your feather might belong. Links show you where to find these places.|
- A park near a birds nest
- Under a tree where birds frequent
- Agua Caliente Park
- Tucson Botanical Gardens
- Tohono Chul Park
- Mason Audobon Center
- Saguaro National Park
- Anywhere else you know where your feather might feel right
Once you find your place, remember to sit, have a magic spot, write and draw about this special place!
|You received a smooth rock at the Temple of Sol to lead you to a natural place where your rock might belong. Links show you where to find these places.|
- Sabino Canyon
- Rillito River Wash
- Santa Cruz River Wash
- Madera Canyon
- Anywhere else you know where your smooth rock might feel right
|You received a pinecone at the Temple of Sol to lead you to a natural place where your pinecone might belong. Links show you where to find these places.|
- Mt. Lemmon – Plan your own trip or check with your teacher to see if there is a plan for a class trip to this amazing natural place.
- Madera Canyon
Community Action Project
Plan an event or participate in an event that will help you be a part of the actions taking place in your community to protect the environment. This can be done with many different groups of people:
- Sharing Circle
- Church Group
- Another group you are a part of
See here for previous community action projects.
Crafting Your Personal Lifestyle
Once you have completed the above steps it is your turn to begin crafting your own personal lifestyle, one that is more in harmony with the world you live in. Use your Ledger (pages 38-42) to explain how you will do this for each of the following categories:
- Using energy and materials wisely
- Demonstrating care for natural places and things
- Developing a deeper personal relationship with the earth
This is a life-changing project, so you may need more writing space than is available in your ledger. Once you have crafted your lifestyle in these categories you are done! You have completed your Quest! We invite you to join us at the Cooper Center in May to celebrate your accomplishments. Check with your teacher or Contact Us at the Cooper Center for details.