Oslo Wetland Center – Lilløyplassen

Region

Europe

Country

Norway

Flyway

East Atlantic flyway

Initiative

WLI Europe

About

Lilløyplassen naturhus

 

Funding support: Norwegian Environment Agency and Bærum municipality

Number of staff: 0.5 full time equivalent

Number of visitors per year: Approximately 4,000

Overall aims of the centre

To inform society about the importance of biological diversity and wetlands

Description of the centre

The site is an old farm of about 1000 square meters, the houses main activities has for many years been bird ringing.

The activities from 2011 will be education of school children, business partners and the general public Main CEPA work areas

Work Areas

Main CEPA work areas

Our work is mainly within awareness-raising and education (but is this possible without communication?)

Top three successes

1) That we are educating a lot of children and adults

2) That we are supported by biological organizations regarding mammals, birds, insects, plants and fungi

3) That we include cattle/horse grazing the fields yearly. Maintaining the pastorale landscape and therefore keeping important fields of rare plants is vital for both us and how the locals understand the area

Top three challenges

1) Establish enough money to develop the centre further

2) Collect and present information that help decision-makers understand that we have to stop the bit-by-bit degradation of wetland areas

3) Establish long-term funding for the continuous effort to preserve the wetland area

Expertise

Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools; Developing nature trails

Visitor centres

Setting up a new visitor centre; Managing / creating habitat;

Participation

Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers

Education and communication

Early years education; Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools; Working with secondary schools; Developing resources / materials

General

PR and marketing;

Contact

Besøkssenter våtmark Oslo,

Pb. 6784 St. Olavs plass,

0130 Oslo

post@lilloyplassen.no

www.lilloyplassen.no

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