In Anna's Tuin & Ruigte, the unique piece of urban nature at Amsterdam Science Park, you can now use your own smartphone to discover the area. Students of the course 'placemaking' developed an audio tour with information about the history and flora and fauna of the area. You can download the tour for free.
At ten different places in Anna's Tuin en Ruigte, indicated with an information sign, you can listen to an audio clip: about the kingfisher wall, polyculture, insect hotels, ring snakes and more. Each clip tells a story on its one own, but together they form a unique insight into the diversity of nature in this small piece of polder. The audio tour can be listened to in both Dutch and English and is also available for reading.
The aim of the tour is to increase the transfer of knowledge about urban nature and agriculture in Anna’s Tuin & Ruigte by offering an activity that can be carried out independently. In addition to walking around the area, visitors can now also do and learn something. Various experts were consulted for the content of the tour, including Ingo Janssen from RAVON, a Dutch knowledge organisation for amphibians, reptiles and fish, and Jaoa Lotufo, who contributed knowledge about compost heaps and the polyculture garden.
The audio tour is the result of a student project in the 'Placemaking' course, in which students take on area development of Amsterdam Science Park. The students have designed and recorded the audio tour themselves and made the final product in the app iziTRAVEL.