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Adventures in Learning for Ages 50+! Founded Winter 1998, Quest is an educational membership institute for active learners 50+ years of age. It is stress-free learning offered in friendly, sociable settings free of tests, grades, and credits. Activities and classes range from the academic to the artistic and include fitness and travel opportunities as well. Click Here to Learn More

Scholarships are available! Click Here to Submit an Application

How to Register for Quest:
Create an account or sign in here.
(2) Add a Quest Membership to your Cart.
(3) You will then be able to see an "Add to Cart" button for the Quest classes that are open for registration. Add your selected class(es) to your Cart, and Check Out.
(4) You'll receive an email confirmation with your class information after signing up successfully.

Scroll down to view all of the current classes under this program. You can also view classes by topic by clicking a topic area below:


  • Annual Quest Membership
  • Fee: $39.00
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    This membership is valid through June 10, 2022.


  • Fall Quarter Quest Membership
  • Fee: $15.00
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    This fall quarter membership is valid through December 10, 2021.


  • Natural History of the Blues NEW!
  • Fee: $38.50
    Dates: 8/19/2021 - 8/19/2021
    Times: 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Off Campus
    Room: Outdoor Location
    Instructor: Robert Carson
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    This class will be held in-person. Please be prepared to comply with social distancing and follow all state-required safety measures (more information will be sent out to registered students). This class involves participation in activities which may be physically demanding (walking two miles). Therefore, all participants must be free of medical or physical conditions which might create undue risk to themselves or others who depend upon them. Although it is generally anticipated that great physical strength is not necessary for participation in this activity, you should be in good general health.

    Registration for this class opens Monday, June 14 at 9:00 AM. Either an Annual Quest Membership (for the 2021-2022 academic year) or a Fall Quarter Quest Membership is required in order to sign up. Last day to register is Monday, August 16th. Participants will be required to submit a field trip liability waiver form prior to trip departure. A link to submit the waiver form online will be included in your registration confirmation email, as well as instructions to submit a paper waiver form in person if desired.

    Transportation is not provided. Meet at Whitman College parking lot (entrances from Park and Isaacs). Students will drive their own vehicles to all destinations (approximately 112 miles; about one third on good forest service dirt/gravel roads). Come with a full tank of fuel. The instructor will provide direction before you depart.

    Required Text: The Blues: Natural history of the Blue Mountains of northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington by Robert J. Carson. ISBN: 978-1879628540. Keokee Books, 2018.

    What to Bring: Face mask, sack lunch, two water containers (no single use plastic water bottles), daypack, notebook, boots, sun protection, clothes for all weather (including rain), camera, and binoculars.