Climate and Polar tales
The future lives of young people stand to be defined by both current and future climate change issues. As part of communicating the importance of polar science and climate change related matters to the wider public, the International Polar Foundation engages with young people through storytelling, by providing teachers and parents with these tales, aimed at kids between five and twelve years old.
Balbuzard and the keys of knowledge" is a pedagogical tale for about the reconstruction of past climate based on air bubbles trapped into polar ices. The tale presents the research done by professor Claude Lorius, a glaciologist at the Centre…
This kids' tale introduces climate change related issues to a young public (5 to 8 years old). It is aimed at teachers and parents and was created by a retired teacher working with the IPF: Myriam Dielemans, assisted by Marie…
The two themes that Professor Sneeze explains in this story are the melting of the glaciers and the construction of a research base for the scientists working in Antarctica. He will also make the children understand how urgent it is…
This tale is intended for older children (aged 8-10 years old). The objective of this story is to show children how the energy taken from certain natural sources such as wind, sun and water can be used to produce electricity.…
This tale is intended for older children (aged 10-12 years old). This story introduces the scientific research conducted at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctic station.