About the SCNI

Last changed: 26 April 2024

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.

The basic aim of nature interpretation is to contribute to increased knowledge and understanding of the relationship between people, nature and our cultural landscapes. To promote care of nature, commitment to the natural and cultural heritage and environmental issues.

You will find nature interpreters, among others, in municipalities, visitor centres, tourism companies, museums and non-profit organisations. There are about 2000 nature and heritage interpreters in SCNI's Swedish network.

SCNI also collaborate internationally, we are members of Interpret Europe, Association for Heritage Interpretation, and the National Association for Interpretation.

Much of the information and publications on the SCNI website is in Swedish, but we are happy to answer your questions! Please, do not hesitate to contact us.


Swedish Centre for Nature Interpretation (SCNI)
Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)