The Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies recently launched Smithsonian Quests, a digital badge program that fosters project-based learning and utilizes the free online education resources offered by Smithsonian’s museums and affiliates. Students and teachers can earn Smithsonian Quests badges by accomplishing the activities and submitting their work for review by education experts. The free program can be completed at anytime—during classroom lessons, in after-school programs, at home with parents, for summer learning activities and more. Smithsonian will reveal new badges throughout the year during its 2013 Online Conferences Series, which presents educational topics and resources that augment the Quests badge program. Currently, 16 badges are available to earn. Information and registration for Smithsonian Quests are availab le on the Quests website.