The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) is thrilled to announce the release of the highly anticipated third edition of Bionews Kids, a dynamic nature magazine tailored for children aged 10-12 across the six Dutch Caribbean islands. This engaging publication, available both in print and online, is a cornerstone of DCNA’s commitment to nurturing a love for nature and bolstering nature education among the youth of the Dutch Caribbean.
BioNews Kids: Fostering Curiosity and Conservation
BioNews Kids was conceived with a clear mission: to inspire young minds to explore the wonders of nature and cultivate a sense of responsibility towards its preservation. Crafted in collaboration with Park and Conservation Organizations on Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten, this free magazine serves as a vital educational tool, equipping children with knowledge about the unique ecosystems of the Dutch Caribbean islands and the challenges they face. This year’s edition focuses on different topics such as animal communication, determining which animal is the fastest, and even climate change.
Enriching Content for Inquisitive Minds
The third edition of BioNews Kids features a diverse array of content, including interactive games, creative crafts, and a drawing competition. Readers will embark on a captivating journey alongside beloved characters, Tara the Turtle and Pepe the Coral Polyp, who serve as trusted guides, leading them through the magazine’s various sections. At the core of BioNews Kids is the profound belief in the power of connecting young individuals with their natural surroundings. By offering a platform where children can learn, explore, and interact with the environment, DCNA aims to instill a lifelong appreciation for the beauty and fragility of our planet.
Big Live Nature Quiz: A Platform for Learning and Fun
This year, BioNews Kids matched seamlessly with the DCNA’s Big Live Nature Quiz – a lively and educational event tailored for students aged 10-12. Designed to reinforce specific nature education topics, the quiz provides a unique opportunity for young minds to showcase the knowledge they have acquired by reading Bionews Kids. Open to students in grades 5 or 6 (or group 7 and 8 in the Dutch school system), the quiz promises an engaging and enriching experience, taking place during regular school hours. Join the event on 2nd November 2023.
Through programs like BioNews Kids and the Big Live Nature Quiz, the DCNA is nurturing a generation of environmentally conscious leaders. These initiatives not only impart crucial information about the unique ecosystems of the Dutch Caribbean islands but also instill a sense of responsibility for their conservation. By fostering a genuine connection with nature from an early age, Park and Conservation Organizations in the Dutch Caribbean are sowing the seeds for a sustainable future, where these young individuals will play a vital role in safeguarding our planet’s precious biodiversity.
Join us in this exciting endeavor! DCNA warmly encourages students from all six Dutch Caribbean islands to participate in the Big Live Nature Quiz and embark on a journey of discovery through the pages of BioNews Kids.
Read BioNews Kids
BioNews Kids is generously supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) and National Postcode Lottery and created by the DCNA.
Access the magazines here:
BioNews Kids Online:
- NL: https://issuu.com/tinekevanbussel/docs/bionewskids-issue3-nederlands_flipbook
- ENG: https://issuu.com/projects.assistant.dcna/docs/bionewskids-issue3-engels_flipbook
- PapTU: https://issuu.com/projects.assistant.dcna/docs/bionewskids-issue3-paptu_flipbook
BioNews Kids Hardcopy: contact your local park and conservation organization education officer on your respective island (https://dcnanature.org/nature-education/).
BioNews (adults)- free monthly digital newsletter: https://dcnanature.org/news/
Want to play Big Live Nature Quiz?
Participation is free, but registration is required. Teachers can register their class online: www.BigLiveNatureQuiz.org