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Title: New words on the wild
Authors: Rugtved, Dorte
Laursen, Helle
Keywords: Subject::Children
Subject::SDG Stories
Subject::Climate change
Issue Date: 22-Sep-2023
Publisher: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Series/Report no.: 88th IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC), 2023 Rotterdam;Poster Sessions
Abstract: The artist and author Helle Laursen has, together with Kerteminde library and various schoolchildren, created a project that, through fiction, gives children new words for the wild. It inspires the search for knowledge, creates awareness and gives the children an emotional connection to nature. It also empowers children to discuss climate change and sustainability. New words for the wild gives children new insights in, as well as new awareness and new respect for the nature around them. A benefit of the project is that it can be scaled accordingly, and used in any natural setting. The project opens childrens’ minds and stimulates the joy of reading, with fictional texts and nature activities provided by the specially designed logbook and workshop, all facilitated by artist and author Helle Laursen. The logbook provides a constant awareness about nature's importance, as it engages children in their classroom. The library facilitates the process of funding and cooperation with the local primary schools, thereby reaching the children and their families. While the project has been running, the library has had a special focus on providing and presenting books about nature, biodiversity and climate change.
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