our roots grow deep in local community
Now more than 20 years ago, local teacher and
Councilwoman Charlotte Collett dreamt of
a place where community members
and local students
could connect with nature.
Mrs. Collett’s passion and dedication to this vision inspired others,
and soon opened an interpretive building in Manchester’s
Pine Valley Park.
Voting students from local schools decided
to name this new Nature Center after Mrs. Collett herself, and
Charlotte’s Quest for the Outside World was born.
Came to life
Over the years, under the direction of
dedicated board members
and with support from the Town of Manchester,
and loyal members,
Charlotte’s Quest has stayed true to
Charlotte’s original vision.