As a part of our mission of interpretation and education, Norskedalen has a variety of programs and classes for all ages.
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. “Letters from Anne” has been expanded in 2020, and is has become a virtual program! Enroll through this link: https://www.norskedalen.org/product/letters-from-anne/. This program addresses academic standards in English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. Traditional field trips for “Letters from Anne” are also available.
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 Sue is a year-round program tailored for after-school programming, day care and summer camp programs, or neighborhood outings. Sue loves all things outdoors, sharing her enthusiasm with students of all ages!
Sometimes on a Sunday Programs
Sometimes 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.
Check our Facebook page for upcoming topics at Sometimes on a Sunday, or give us a call at 608-452-3424.
Heritage 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!