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Cleaning up after cooing in a Cultural Connections ProgramTS NH Wlidlife 150

The Cultural Connections program combines the Global Tour with two hours of cooking.

In the guided walking tour of the Global Village, participants explore the model houses and the lives of people living in the diverse regions of the world where Heifer works. Through role-playing, games, stories, and hands-on artifacts, participants learn how humans, animals, and education can greatly improve the lives of those in need.

After the Global Tour, participants are assigned to a “family” group and a house in the Village, where they cook a traditional Nepali dish over a campstove and an open fire. With this simple exercise, students learn how important culture, community, and cooperation are in our daily lives.

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Cultural Connections Details
Time: 4 hours
Age: 11* – adult
Minimum group size: 15
Maximum group size: 70
Per person fee: $14
Adult-to-youth ratio: 1:8
Offered: year-round
Fees include: Guided walking tour through the Village, hands-on activities, games, facilitated cooking experience, lunch in the Village
*Younger participants welcome with special permission.

Questions about the Heifer Global Village Program? Contact Emily De Long, Special Programs Coordinator at

Ready to schedule your visit? Contact our Reservationist, Hope, 517-376-9790 or

Please note: Village grounds are uneven and may be muddy. Please come prepared to walk or stand during the entire tour, and be sure to wear sturdy shoes or boots that can get dirty. There are porta-johns located in the Village, but there is no drinking water. Participants are advised to come prepared for the day according to their packing list.

Cultural Connections Packing List