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Cultural Traces in the Landscape

The best way to convey knowledge to future users and stewards of cultural forest environments is through schools.

The EU project “Cultural Traces in the Landscape – a resource in schools” aims to inspire schools in Sweden and Norway to make greater use of cultural environments in teaching. These can be used in a wide range of subjects. To reach the students, we focus on the teachers. The project will involve workshops for teachers, in-depth local plans for how cultural environments can be used in teaching, and arranging and preparing some cultural environments for teaching. Teaching guides for cultural environments around Lycksele and Vilhelmina have been compiled in the project.

A syllabus for an extension course for teachers has been developed, and the course is provided by Nord University. Statements and comments from students and teachers have been compiled into a brochure.

Teachers discussing coordinate systems at an archaeological excavation.

The results have been compiled into a book that will serve as inspiration for teachers, but it is also expected to become part of the course literature for future extension courses.

The project partners are Västerbottens Museum, the Swedish Forestry Agency, Nord University, Helgeland Museum, Polarsirkelen Friluftsråd and Statskog.