Our children often hear that “we need to save the planet”. At best, they are introduced to sorting, recycling and sometimes even composting. But there are bigger questions, such as ‘Why is plastic so harmful?’ ‘What is acid rain?’ ‘Why are some species endangered?’ ‘How do video games affect the environment?’ Children are naturally curious.
That is why La Liberté, a publication based in St. Boniface, MB, has enlisted its talented creative staff and teamed up with environmental and natural scientists.
Nature Mag Junior – My Planet: I Care About It, I Care For It! explains in 52 illustrated pages the importance of ecology to 8 to 14 year-olds (and to all curious people!) and gives the keys to understanding its major themes: climate change, the different causes of pollution, the importance of the food chain, waste and renewable energy. And always in a playful tone appropriate for all.
In keeping with its mission to promote self-empowerment through factual and scientific information, La Liberté is convinced that this new magazine for young people will allow its readers to adopt conscious behaviours that will have a positive impact on the environment.
Ibrahima Diallo, Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Zoology at the University of Saint-Boniface, served as was the scientific director of this issue.
To accompany this magazine, La Liberté has decided to bring the animals featured in this edition to life in five podcasts. This magazine will be distributed free of charge to subscribers of La Liberté on February 2, 2022 and of L’Aquilon on February 4, 2022 and was made possible thanks to the financial and in-kind support of a dozen partners in the provinces of Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Quebec, across Canada and internationally.
It will also be available online for download in English and French at: www.lalibertenaturemagjunior.ca.