Welcome to the Fit Environment!
Here, you can find all the information, resources, activity ideas, and lesson plans created over the course of the project. If you have additional resources you would like to see added, please feel free to contact us!
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.
What Can I Find Here?
The Resource Menu to the left contains links to the resources developed over the course of the project, including technical skills guides, cross-curricular activity guides, workshop resources, and activity and lesson plans developed by professional educators. Many are available in both .pdf and .doc format to allow you to adjust them to suit your needs. All resources are also available on a CD; contact us if you'd like us to send you one.
If you're looking for information on Discovery or Park Packs, please click on the "Discovery Packs" tab at the top of this page.