22 Apr
23 Apr

Ultuna Campus, Uppsala

Interpreting, learning and being with natureculture

seminars, workshops |

The Swedish Centre for Nature Interpretation (SCNI) would like to invite you to a lunch-to-lunch symposium to share knowledge and experiences, to explore future paths, and to learn together!

SCNI is a meeting place for people with curiosity for knowledge and passion for contributing to increased understanding of the relationship between people, nature and our cultural landscapes.

This symposium stems from the Nature Interpretation Lab, a result from our collaboration with the research program Mistra Environmental Communication.

Nature interpreters have always worked in diverse contexts, and often act as brokers between these contexts. We see great needs and potentials for integrating research to a higher degree with the practice of nature interpretation as it will lead to important collaborations guided by shared visions, and dealing with common challenges.

With inspiring presentations and interactive thematic workshops, the symposium will be the perfect occasion for researchers and practitioners to learn together through practical cases.

Tentative programme

Monday 22 April 11.00-17.00

Registration, mingle and lunch

Background for the symposium

Thematic workshops


Tuesday 23 April 09.00-13.00

Thematic workshops

Concluding words and future plans

For whom?

For you who are a nature interpreter (naturvägledare) with interest in furthering your field of interest together with researchers.

For you who are a researcher with interest in exploring how nature interpretation can contribute to your research projects. 

The aim for this symposium is to gather a group of people interested in exploring the field of nature interpretation in the borderland where practitioners and researchers meet. 

Below you can register your interest in participating. The number of participants is limited therefore, in your registration, please write a short description with what you can and want to contribute to the symposium given its aim.


Registration closed.

Questions to: jasmine.zhang@slu.se


Time: 2024-04-22 11:00 - 2024-04-23 13:00
City: Ultuna Campus, Uppsala
Organiser: SLU Swedish Center for nature interpretation
Last signup date: 15 March 2024
Additional info:

Nature interpretation is broadly referring to the practices and theories of how we understand, relate with and communicate about our natural and cultural landscape.

Originated in the North American notion “heritage interpretation”, nature interpretation is translated into the Nordic contexts with strong connections with nature conservation and outdoor education, as well as outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism. In the past 15 years the Swedish Center for Nature Interpretation has worked with public service authorities such as Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, and a wide network of practitioners of heritage and nature interpretation both within Sweden and from the Nordic region.


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