Education

As a part of our mission of interpretation and education, Norskedalen has a variety of programs and classes for all ages.

 

School Programming

Norskedalen is a 400-acre nature and heritage center located near Coon Valley, Wisconsin. We are an outdoor classroom, a living cultural history museum and an exciting resource of programs for you and your students to enjoy.

“Letters from Anne” focuses on a series of letters written by Anne Engum to friends and family in Norway.  As the youngest child of the Engum Family, Anne’s letters have a significant resonance for Elementary Students.  This program combines both history and nature as part of the day’s activities.

Environmental Education Days focuses on a combination of experts from partnering agencies such as U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and others combined with programming unique to Norskedalen.  This combination of hands-on and lecture style learning is a perfect fit for Middle School Students.

Outdoors with Olivia is a year-round program tailored for afterschool programming, day care and summer camp programs, or neighborhood outings.  Olivia loves all things outdoors, sharing her enthusiasm with students of all ages!

All programs have correlations to Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

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Sometimes on a Sunday Programs

raptorSometimes on a Sunday programs are one hour lecture-style presentations featuring a wide variety of topics, most related to nature, heritage or history, but also regional authors, informational presentations, etc. As you might expect, these programs take place one Sunday a month from May through November at 2 PM at the Thrune Visitors’ Center. Admission to the program is included in Norskedalen’s daily admission fee of $6 per adult, $3 per child or $15 per family and is Complimentary for members of Norskedalen.

Coming in 2018…

  • “Kubbestols Carrying on a Tradition” with Ron & Frieda Nowland, May 6, 2018
  • University of Oslo Summer Exchange Visit, Miranda Moen, June 10, 2018
  • Norwegian Fold Art, Laurann Gilbertson of Vesterheim, July 15
  • more to come!!
It is always advisable to call ahead to confirm a program, times, and details due to changes in weather, staffing, and unforeseen conditions. Call us at 608-452-3424, especially when travelling a distance. Thank you.
 

Heritage Classes

p8110061Heritage Classes are opportunities to take lessons from experts in Norwegian heritage, arts, historical and nature-related crafts and skills, as well as other unique learning opportunities. These classes require pre-registration prior to the class, pre-payment of fees and range from half-day classes to three-day classes.

Call Norskedalen for a listing of upcoming Heritage Classes!