Live Well Goodhue County is helping to provide easy access to water by purchasing 3 hydration stations for the Zumbrota site. These stations are being heavily utilized by students, saving over 118,000 water bottles in the past year alone!
Active Living in Schools Partner Story:
Creating visible passageways, improving health.
Safe Routes to School
Live Well Goodhue County assisted the Zumbrota/Mazeppa School District in setting up a Safe Routes to School training in the fall of 2016. The training brought both school personnel and community leaders together to analyze walking and biking safety throughout both Zumbrota and Mazeppa. The teams were able to collaborate and map out some of the current obstacles facing pedestrians.
The Live Well team helped our schools access funding to improve the visibility of our staff crossing guards. Our guards are now visible to parents and drivers in yellow vests with LED STOP signs. These vests and signs help identify the existing crosswalks, drawing pedestrians to cross there and helping drivers slow down in designated areas. Live Well went a step further helping the Zumbrota/Mazeppa District create a Safe Routes Planning Grant. The Planning grant was approved Spring 2017 and now the district is moving toward safer walking and biking with help from the State of Minnesota!
Getting more student to bike to school
A deciding factor for biking to school is the availability of places to safely put their bikes during the school day. In an effort to promote biking to school in Zumbrota and Mazeppa, Live Well Goodhue County helped purchase 3 new bike racks for the district to install. We are looking forward to filling them on future Walk to School days and warm Minnesota days!
Hydration is an important part of a students health. Staying hydrated during the school day has been shown to improve a student’s concentration, focus and attendance. Live Well Goodhue County is helping to provide easy access to water by purchasing 3 hydration stations for the Zumbrota site. These stations are being heavily utilized by students, saving over 118,000 water bottles in the past year alone!