Environmental Education and Outdoor Recreation Programming

Winneshiek County Conservation offers a wide array of environmental education and outdoor recreation programming for classrooms, organizations, or anyone! Start by reviewing our program guide, then contact our office at education@winneshiekwild.com or (563) 534-7145 to see how we can help meet your needs!

Explore the Outdoors

Get to know your county parks! Download these resources for additional guidance on your next outdoor adventure.

Meet the Local Wonders of Winneshiek County

Reduce Your Impact on the Environment

Learn about recycling and reducing your waste with the Winneshiek County Recycling and Waste Reduction Education program, provided by Winneshiek County Conservation.

Winneshiek County Waste Reduction

Contact Evan Neubauer, Recycling and Waste Reduction Educator, to learn more or visit https://www.winneshiekwaste.com/

Follow these 7 Leave No Trace Principles to reduce your impact while exploring the outdoors.

Learn from home with online resources

Driftless Safari post along a trail
Kids fish on the shore of Lake Meyer
Students hunt for clues near the butterfly garden

WCC Programming in regards to Covid-19

Our educational goal is always to advance understanding and appreciation of our local natural resources in a way that is long-lasting, productive, and meaningful. When it comes to our school-based education, that means continually adapting what we do to meet the needs of students, teachers, schools, and districts. We understand that those needs will be different for the foreseeable future, but we are committed to helping our schools and communities navigate through and succeed in this unusual and stressful educational environment.

We remain committed to helping students connect with our local natural resources and make progress toward CORE requirements. Below are some of the ways we believe we can support students, teachers, and schools as we adapt to new learning modes and environments. This is not an exhaustive list and we are always available and willing to work creatively and collaboratively with teachers, teams, and schools.

Please don't hesitate to contact our office with questions, requests, or suggestions.