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Around Naturum in ten languages for newcomers

Newcomers to the town can be tourists or new residents and it may be difficult for them to find their way to Naturum’s activities and places to visit. The solution is a digital display in ten languages.
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The Naturum Vattenriket (Wetlands) project “New in Vattenriket” is making good progress. In the reception area there is now a digital display with information about Vattenriket, places to visit and activities.
– If you want information from the display in any of the ten languages, you can have it printed out in the reception area, or download it as a pdf-file, says Åsa Pearce, who is responsible for information at Vattenriket.
There are also folders with more information in Swedish, English and German.
– It’s a fantastic opportunity. It’s like opening the door to a new room full of possibilities, says Karin Magntorn, the director of Naturum.

Hanan Alkuder. Photo: Peter Åklundh

Hanan Alkuder. Photo: Peter Åklundh

Hanan Alkhuder, a lawyer from Syria, has a trainee job at Vattenriket. She says:
– It’s a really exciting program. It does a good job of spreading information about what is going on here.
Hanan translates information about activities of special interest to families with children into Arabic.
– A lot of what goes on is free. So it’s nice that everyone who is interested and wants to know more can come along, says Karin Magntorn.
– Along with a nature guide Hanan has had a crane day and talked about cranes with Arabiska barn (the Arab Children’s association). 60 people came along and our nature guide Sam could tell them all about cranes in simple Swedish and Hanan translated. It worked very well, she says.
Karin Magntorn hopes that Hanan Alkhuder can stay on in a job as an extra resource person after her trainee period.

Photo: Peter Åklundh

Photo: Peter Åklundh

Facts
New in Vattenriket
In the reception area there is a digital display with texts in simple Swedish and nine other languages. If you would like to have the texts printed out in one of the available languages, just ask at the reception desk.
There are folders too, with information in Swedish, English and German.
There are activities for families, with an Arabic interpreter.