Attune to Nature Sustainable Environmental Interpretation

Mark Pickering BSc (Hons)


35 St Leonards Crescent
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO12 6SR

Tel: 01723 377167
Mobile: 07956 842612
Fax: 01723 377167
Email:
Website: www.attunetonature.co.uk

Categories

  1. Graphic design and production
  2. Guided walks
  3. Interpretive design/production
  4. Nature conservation/countryside
  5. Website design/management

Services

1.1 Design & Implementation

We specialise in a layered approach to interpretation that engage with a variety of audiences both on and off site. In short we produce art installations publications, panels, audio, app and web-based media. Many of our services are focused on map information that enables a sense of place relative to location. We draw on a background of experience that ranges from art direction, layout design, illustration through to environmental conservation and sustainability practise. The end product results in being the most effective and relevant interpretation for your site.

1.2 Interpretatation Planning

A valuable but often overlooked part of the interpretation process is planning. Our research and consultation service provides an over-arching framework to the market and visitor experience that results in an integrated, cohesive delivery. By linking people to place and crossing academic boundaries, we like to focus on a people-centred approach to tell a story.

1.3 App-based Interpretation

Using cutting edge technology for a variety of platforms, this vandal resistant, low impact option raises awareness to important landscape aspects and history. Projects can target local people and migrated individuals alike about the ecology, habitats & heritage a site has to offer. More importantly, information can be updated and adapted whereas traditional forms of interpretation remain static.The results can make local communities responsible for decisions to planning, increase local pride and raise awareness of the national significance of a site or attraction. Please feel free to contact us if you wish to find out more information about this service.

1.4 Effective interpretation provides great explanations

Interpretation is about helping people to understand the characteristics of a place. While information describes what is there, interpretation explains its significance and tells its many stories. It is an important part of a tourism product and, of course, a crucial education and conservation tool, helping people to understand and to behave with responsibility.It is also important for economic development by helping to present a powerful and meaningful image of a place.

2 Sustainability Consultant

Businesses whose turnover is reliant on public funds have to show some commitment to sustainability. We can help identify why sustainability is important to your business and contribute to the vision of a low carbon economy.By linking strategic goals to an effective sustainable strategy delivered throughout your team and supply chain, we can ensure that sustainability objectives are met.The benefits of this service not only increase brand value, but ensure that impacts and risks within supply chains are mitigated and utimately save costs. The end result is an improved indices position such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

Projects

We regularly work on a wide range of projects throughout England and the rest of the UK. Recent projects include:

1. Groundwork: Gallows Close – Interpretation signage for an historic railway sidings once used for the Yorkshire Coast Railway.

2. Groundwork: Scarborough – Vision of the Future. A Futuristic visionary concept interpretation panel to show how the town could look if current rates of unsustainable consumption continue. This project tied in with the concept of a Rapa Nui wood sculpture circle at the top of Jonno’s field.

3. Raincliffe Wood Community Enterprise - Wide range of work from corporate identity development to publications, interpretive signage, website and promotional material.

4. Surfers Against Sewage – Marine litter awareness/interpretation panel showcasing wildlife found along the coast and how litter impacts most on each species. A brief history of marine fauna decline is explored, alongside the length it takes in years for litter to break down in the ocean.

5. Newby & Scalby Community Hall Trust – Welcome and interpretation sign that promotes the heritage of the hall and river fauna.

6. English Heritage & Historic Houses Association – Visitor centre and signage interpreting an historic medieval dovecote.
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  • Gallows Close Railway Sidings in the 1950s, a time of change in transport as coal and steam began to move to oil & diesel.

    Gallows Close Railway Sidings in the 1950s, a time of change in transport as coal and steam began to move to oil & diesel.

  • Marine Litter Awareness Panel showcases some of the magnificent wildlife and how litter impacts most on each species.

    Marine Litter Awareness Panel showcases some of the magnificent wildlife and how litter impacts most on each species.

  • This panel celebrates the recent restoration of a medieval dovecote being probably the oldest building in the village.

    This panel celebrates the recent restoration of a medieval dovecote being probably the oldest building in the village.