Announcing Maryland Park Quest 2022: Parks for Pollinators. Join The Maryland Park Service for the 15th anniversary of this popular program with a variety of pollinator-themed quests in Maryland State Parks.
Birds, bats, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, wasps, small mammals, and bees are all pollinators. They visit flowers to drink nectar or feed off of pollen and transport pollen grains as they move from spot to spot. Pollinators need your help! One of the main reasons for pollinator decline is the loss of habitat. Maryland State Parks are a great place to learn more about pollinators and the important habitats that support them.
Park Quest – Pollinator Theme
Make a plan to visit and explore Maryland’s state parks and complete as many of the Park Quest activities as you can before October 31. This year’s activities are primarily self-guided and can be done at your own pace with your family. If you complete 12 or more quests you can be entered into the Park Quest Prize Drawing. Park Quest 2022 activities will be available from May 1 – October 31, 2022. Additional activities may be added throughout the summer. Please check back for updates.
Park Quest is a great way to experience and enjoy the outdoors through recreational activities, to better appreciate the natural world through exploration and observation, and to learn about Maryland’s varied history with your family as your team.
Park Quest Q & A
- No pre-registration required for Park Quest 2022. Find information about each quest online.
- There are no additional fees to participate in the 2022 Park Quest Program. All materials will be available online. Park day-use service charges will apply for anyone participating in the Park Quest Program.
- Quest Availability Varies By Park. Park Quest activities are generally available from May 1 – October 31, 2022, however some restrictions may apply at certain locations. Please review the Quest Description to make sure the quest is available when you are planning to visit.
- NEW Monthly Event Quest Opportunities! Each month there will be a BONUS EVENT QUEST opportunity! Look for more details in the Park Quest newsletter and posted online.
- Prize Drawings – If you complete 12 (or more!) Park Quest activities before October 31 and complete this form, your team will be eligible to win Park Quest prizes (proof of completion via photos will be required). Complete form by November 1, 2022.
- Park Quest 2022 Passport Booklet – The 2022 Park Quest Passport Booklet (PRINT AT HOME) is for you and your family to record your adventures and keep track of which quests you have completed.
- Prepare – Bring your own notebook, clipboard, and paper or nature journal and pens, pencils, markers, etc. in order to complete Park Quest activities.