Naturum Laponia

Region

Europe

Country

Sweden

Flyway

East Atlantic flyway

Initiative

WLI Europe

About

Laponiatjuottjudus

Funding support: Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Number of staff: 1 full term, 4 seasonal staff

Number of visitors per year: 10,000

Overall aims of the centre

Function as a gateway to the Laponia World Heritage, and tell people about the nature and the Sami culture.

Description of the centre

Naturum Laponia visitor centre is placed in Stora Sjofallet National Park and is a 900 square metres building and function as a visitor centre for the whole World Heritage Area (9400 square kilometres). The site holds a variety of nature such as mountains, large wetland areas and old-growth forests.

Naturum Laponia have an exhibition about the nature and the Sami culture. We arrange activities such as guided tours, lectures, concerts and children activities. We opened up in September 2014 and have just under 10 000 visitors a year.

Work Areas

Main CEPA work areas

Through our Visitor Centre we communicate and educate with nature and culture interpretation, guided tours, lectures and activities, and through our website.

Top three successes

We have only been open for 2 years so are not able to evaluate that yet.

Expertise

Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Developing nature trails

Visitor centres

Managing / creating habitat; Running a visitor centre

Participation

Engaging young people; Engaging the local community

Education and communication

Working with primary schools; Working with secondary schools; Developing resources / materials

 

Contact

Kristin Nilsson

Laponiatjuottjudus/naturum Laponia,

Box 14,

962 21 Jokkmokk,

Sweden

kristin.nilsson@laponia.nuĀ 

phone: +46725876160

www.laponia.nu/naturum

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