Nature Interpretation in the Nordic Countries

A Book about Experiences, Learning, Reflection and Participation When People and Nature Meet

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Nature interpretation in the Nordic countries is a book about communication between nature interpreters and their participants in our landscapes. It's about first hand experiences of nature and the importance of to paying attention to what is inspiring and fascinating, especially valuable or threatened. And about possibilities to reflect over the relation between human and nature. Educators, researchers and interpreters contribute with articles about nature interpretation it theory and practice. The book is written for everyone who is interested in how interpretation can contribute to a sustainable future, nature conservation and areas in society like public health, democracy and the right for all citizens to visit and experience nature. The purpose is to inspire nature interpreters to offer more and even better experiences and learning in the Nordic nature and cultural landscapes.



Reading Guide

Nature interpretation in the Nordic countries can be read in different ways. It can be a textbook if you want to expand and deepen your knowledge of nature interpretation and how it is done in the Nordic countries. It might also be read as a collection of examples and as a description of the current state of nature interpretation in our natural and cultural environments. It has roots in the nature conservation of the 20th century and is looking ahead to future opportunities and challenges. We also hope that it might get picked off the bookshelf and read as an inspirational anthology offering fresh perspectives and methods for nature interpretation. We are not putting forward one single recipe for how to plan and carry out interpretation but rather present several different approaches. The book contains texts offering examples, models and reflections from professional nature interpreters, teachers of interpretation and researchers, within a framework of five chapters bringing out important aspects of nature interpretation.


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