Thank you to the Iowa DNR's Resource Enhancement and Protection - Conservation Education Program (REAP-CEP) for making this project a reality. More information on REAP is available here. Thank you as well to the many students, educators, and youth leaders, in your many roles, that helped bring Fit Environment to its present form. We are grateful for your insight, suggestions, and enthusiasm.

What is Fit Environment?

Fit Environment was created by the Winneshiek County Conservation Board as a way of addressing two increasingly concerning characteristics present in our youth: rising levels of obesity and decreasing connection to the natural world. Fit Environment works toward resolving both of these problems by developing in youth the engaging, lifelong, and fun skills of outdoor recreation, increasing knowledge of and appreciation for the outdoors while promoting physical fitness.

Click here for a full introductory letter to the Fit Environment program.

Lesson Plans and Resources