History and nature are far more intertwined than one might think. As the earliest immigrants became settlers, the environment in which they found themselves had a significant impact on how they lived and whether they thrived. At the same time, what the settlers did as they made their homes and developed communities had a significant impact on the environment around them.
Norskedalen’s education programs strive to always show the relationship between heritage and nature. From tours that highlight Norwegian culture alongside agricultural practices, to heritage classes that teach folk art skills traditionally passed from one generation to the next, to nature programs that teach what we can all do in our lives to Steward the Earth, there’s always a mix of nature and heritage in each program!