2023-02-08 – Friluftsliv Klubb (K-2nd Grade)



Wednesdays, February 8-March 15, 3:15-5:15 pm CT


Luther Nordic Studies Students


This is an in-person class held at Vesterheim Folk Art School.

Let's explore the concept of friluftsliv by spending time together celebrating the outdoors. We will connect with each other and nature through walks and activities, observations and explorations, and lots of fun – all outside! There will be time to relax and enjoy the beauty around us while also learning how to live in harmony with the plants and animals in our midst. Friluftsliv is not just an activity, it's the idea of living a full outdoor life with nature at the core. Our weekly outdoor excursions will help us connect in nature to bring more peace, balance, and well-being to our lives! Plan to be outdoors in Vesterheim Heritage Park or on nearby trails as much as possible. Please dress for all weather. An after-school snack will be provided. 

Additional Information:

Norsk Skole will begin each class at Vesterheim's Bruening Visitor Center in the Westby-Torgerson Education Center at the corner of Mechanic and Water Streets. A Folk Art School staff member will be there to greet students as they arrive. Vesterheim Folk Art School will offer a walking school bus for any Friluftsliv Klubb registrants coming from John Cline School. If your child attends John Cline and would like to "ride" the walking school bus please email Folk Art School staff directly.

Level of Instruction:

This program is designed for youth in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade (about ages 5-7).


Please wear or bring clothes appropriate for the weather and a water bottle. If your child has special dietary needs, please consider providing their own snack. 

Enrollment Deadline:

January 18, 2023


The team of enthusiastic students from the Luther College Nordic Studies Program love to share Norwegian language and culture through storytelling, song, games, and outdoor activities. They come from all over the country to participate in Luther’s program and Vesterheim's Norsk Skole.


Please read our COVID-19 Policies here.

The Folk Art School greatly values the health and safety of its learners, teachers, and staff and is continuously monitoring local and national COVID-19 statistics, government recommendations, and peer institution guidelines. As with any activity in a public place, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to COVID-19 infection, please stay home. By registering for a class, attending a program, or visiting the Folk Art School, you voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure and assume them willingly and you agree to follow Vesterheim's COVID-19 policies. Thank you for your continued patience, understanding, and respect for the safety of our community as we navigate these difficult times. If you have additional questions, please contact the Folk Art School, at folkartschool@vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681.

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