Welcome to the Swedish Centre for Nature Interpretation, SCNI
The Swedish Centre for Nature Interpretation was established in 2007 by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences with the aim of serving as a meeting place, a centre for development and a competence resource for all nature interpreters in Sweden.
Nature interpretation can be defined as communicating knowledge and evoking feelings relating to nature and the cultural landscape. Nature interpreters are active in places such as government authorities, visitor centres, companies, museums and non-profit organisations. The SCNI network of heritage interpreters has more than 1600 members.
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While most of our information and publications are in Swedish, we are happy to answer your questions! Do not hesitate to contact us. Find all contact information here.
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Meet us at the Interpret Europe Conference in Mechelen, on May 21-24!
We are looking forward to networking with collagues from all over Europe, so do not hesitate to contact us if you are around! See you there!
The InHerit project
SCNI takes part in a European project called InHerit. Heritage interpretation is in the project seen as a form of non-formal place-based education. The project goal is to build staff capacity for heritage interpretation at heritage sites, museums and protected areas.
Former activities in English
Interpretive planning seminar - 16 June 2014, Stockholm
30 persons from the nature and cultural heritage sectors in Sweden met up for a day at the Swedish National Heritage Board to take part in lectures and workshop with James Carter. Focus on the seminar was interpretive planning based on examples from different parts of Europe.
Nordic-Baltic seminar and international conference on heritage interpretation - 14-18 June 2013
SCNI, together with The Nordic Cooperation Group for Nature Interpretation and The IRF Nordic-Baltic Forum for Nature Interpretation, held a full day seminar 14 June in Uppsala. Focus on the seminar was to discuss heritage interpretation in an international context. Filmed presentations from the seminar
SCNI together with Interpret Europe and National Association for Interpretation held a conference with participants from all the world 15-18 June in Sigtuna. The theme was: Sharing our natural and cultural heritage - interpretation can make us citizen of the world. Documentation from the conference