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English translation: Las Foces Interpretative Centre

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10:27 Nov 2, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: CENTRO DE INTERPRETACIÓN DE LAS FOCES
Foces are like hoces,
I think it's like a river valley,
Any more ideas greatly appreciated...
Also Centro de Interpretación, it's a themed centre, so I suppose something along the lines of Activity Centre....Thanking you...
Linebyline
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:40
English translation:Las Foces Interpretative Centre
Explanation:
In Ireland they use this to refer to touristic draws such as:

Heritage Interpretative Centre
History Interpretative Centre

etc.

It's a new, tourist-focused way to present sightseeing actibvites (it provoked a lot of scorn from the population in general!). It frequently includes participative typr activities, videos, virtual recreation of events, sensations etc.

As per others, Las Foces seems like a place name
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xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 19:40
Grading comment
Thanks, that's very interesting, as this centre does offer videos and various other activities, although they have asked me to translate "las foces" as ravines...
I appreciate your help,
Joanna
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Summary of answers provided
naLas Foces Nature/ (Environmental) Interpretation Center
Yolanda Broad
naLas Foces Interpretative CentrexxxLia Fail
naSee below
Maria
naLas Foces Environmental (Interpretation) Studies Center.
Luis Luis
naLas Foces Visitor Center
Barbara Thomas
naINTERPRETATION CENTER OF LAS FOCES
Luisa Veyán Santana


  

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33 mins
INTERPRETATION CENTER OF LAS FOCES


Explanation:
ESTOY CONSIDERANDO LAS FOCES COMO EL NOMBRE DE UN LUGAR.


Luisa Veyán Santana
Peru
Local time: 13:40
Native speaker of: Spanish
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34 mins
Las Foces Visitor Center


Explanation:
"Las Foces" sounds like a proper name in which case it should be translated. My dictionary doesn't list "foz" but the best rendering of "hoz" that I can think of is ravine or defile. I have a lot of personal experience in environmental and conservation topics.

Barbara Thomas
United States
Local time: 13:40
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35 mins
Las Foces Environmental (Interpretation) Studies Center.


Explanation:
"El Centro de Interpretación de las Foces, surge como un equipamiento para fomentar el conocimiento y la interpretación de estos ecosistemas y su territorio asociado así como para incrementar el aprecio y adopción de actitudes personales hacia la gestión sostenible del medio por parte de los habitantes locales y de los visitantes."

The Las Foces Environmental Studies Center is a tool to foster the knowledge and interpretation of these ecosystems and its territory, and to increase the appreciation and the adoption of personal attitudes towards the sustainable management of the environment by its local inhabitants and visitors.

Regards.
Luis Luis


    Reference: http://www.cfnavarra.es/Medioambiente/educacion/CIN/Lumbier/...
Luis Luis
United States
Local time: 12:40
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 171

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ZoeZoe
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1 hr
See below


Explanation:
I pulled up the same page as Luis Luis did, but I agree with Jo that it does not refer just to the name of the place but to the ravines or gorges or the surroundings.... it is the natural habitat for the vultures....

Perhaps, it is a bit off, but you could translate it as "Environmental Interpretation Center" ?

just a thought!

Saludos. Maria ;o)



Maria
Local time: 12:40
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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1 hr
Las Foces Nature/ (Environmental) Interpretation Center


Explanation:
Environmental *studies* centers are places where scientists perform research. Environmental *interpretation* centers are places where people trained in environmental studies teach lay people about their field. They are also sometimes called "nature centers."

Here are the results of searches for each term, from Google searches:

http://www.google.com/search?q="environmental studies center...

http://www.google.com/search?q="environmental interpretation...

http://www.google.com/search?q=+"nature center"+park&hl=en&l...

I get 52,100 hits on Google for "Park Nature Center," which argues for its being the preferred term in English

"Interpretation Center" best fits the description at the Las Foces Spanish Website:

El Centro de Interpretación de las Foces, surge como un
equipamiento para fomentar el conocimiento y la interpretación
de estos ecosistemas y su territorio asociado así como para
incrementar el aprecio y adopción de actitudes personales hacia
la gestión sostenible del medio por parte de los habitantes
locales y de los visitantes.

Quiere ser, además, un instrumento para la participación donde
la ciudadanía encuentre un lugar para el encuentro, el debate y la
actuación en favor de estos objetivos. Un lugar para la
capacitación y la formación para la acción, dentro del marco
definido por el concepto del desarrollo sostenible.


http://www.google.com/search?q="environmental interpretation...

A park visitor's center is a place where visitors can pick up brochures & maps, and get *general* information about the place.


    Reference: http://www.cfnavarra.es/Medioambiente/educacion/CIN/Lumbier/...
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 13:40
Native speaker of: English
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2 hrs
Las Foces Interpretative Centre


Explanation:
In Ireland they use this to refer to touristic draws such as:

Heritage Interpretative Centre
History Interpretative Centre

etc.

It's a new, tourist-focused way to present sightseeing actibvites (it provoked a lot of scorn from the population in general!). It frequently includes participative typr activities, videos, virtual recreation of events, sensations etc.

As per others, Las Foces seems like a place name

xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 19:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1368
Grading comment
Thanks, that's very interesting, as this centre does offer videos and various other activities, although they have asked me to translate "las foces" as ravines...
I appreciate your help,
Joanna

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