Spring has always been one of my favorite seasons. Everything smells fresh and new and it is finally warm enough to get outside for some nice, long walks. I do cooking clubs once a month, but I was itching to do something to get the kids outside and moving. At New Hampton Middle School, I started a walking club for 6th grade students, and at St. Joe’s for 3rd-4th graders. Each club will go for six weeks, meeting once a week. I will be keeping track of how many miles we walk as a club, and at the end of six weeks, we will have a party to celebrate our success! Continue reading
With the nice weather and school coming to an end in May, kids have definitely started to get spring fever. Many teachers are noticing their students are having trouble focusing during the day. This month, I wanted to do an activity with the kids that would help them re-focus their thoughts. I found a story online that incorporated Star Wars and Yoga. As a fan of the movies, I was excited to try this with the kids. Continue reading
Jes Wegner, Community Health Nurse for Gundersen Palmer Community Health and West Union Walking School Bus champion, was recently honored by the West Union community during West Union’s annual Community Awards Banquet. Continue reading
Move over Batman, here comes the WSB!
This week brought some excitement for the Walking School Bus (WSB) program in Decorah as a very special guest tagged along on the walk to school. Continue reading
Upper Explorerland’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program is piloting community active living programs in Decorah this school year. “Community Walks” debuted in October 2016 as part of the Healthiest State Initiative’s Annual Walk and continue monthly. Continue reading
Some great resolution suggestions from our FFI partner Gundersen Palmer Community Health… Continue reading
Gundersen Palmer Community Health and local DNR officials are partnering to promote the First Day Hike at Volga Park north of Fayette, IA on January 1, 2017. Continue reading