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It is an initiative of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Nation before the arrival of the winter holidays, which this year will be unconventional due to the quarantine due to the coronavirus.
Given the arrival of an unconventional winter vacation, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Nation, through the Administration of National Parks (APN), created a call for children from all over the country to write stories inspired by elements of nature, flora and fauna of the protected areas of Argentina.
The idea is that they can imagine the stories as a family and create stories that embrace the elements of nature.
“At a time marked by isolation to protect ourselves from the coronavirus, the proposal is designed as a way to promote the learning of Argentine natural and cultural heritage in young and old”, Affirms the announcement.
“And although most of the protected natural areas remain closed due to the health situation, the call for stories is an opportunity to learn more about our natural parks, their vegetation, the behavior of their fauna and their climate, among other things to know.”, He adds.
Children's stories should not be more than three pages long and the fundamental condition is that in each case it is a story located in one of the protected areas of Argentina, under the jurisdiction of the APN, and that it includes at least one species of flora or fauna of the area.
The selection of the most creative stories will be handled by an APN team. He will also make the illustrations to integrate them into a digital publication that will be released through social networks and the website of the national Ministry of Environment and the APN.
Bases and conditions of the call:
We invite children with their families to participate in the development of a children's story of no more than three (3) extension pages. The fundamental condition is that it is a story located in one of the protected areas of our country, under the jurisdiction of the APN, and that it includes at least one species of flora or fauna of the area.
An APN team will select the most creative stories and make the illustrations for a digital publication that will later be disseminated through their social networks and website.
Next, we leave, as an example, four stories written by Oche Califa and illustrated by Diego Florio that the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology distributed throughout the country's libraries during the National Reading Campaign in 2007. Next you will find the bases and conditions of this call.
The loss of the Taruca
The good and the bad of Aguará Guazú
The great challenge
Terms and conditions
1.- Boys and girls, up to 15 years of age, who are mobilized by the proposal without distinction of nationality or country of residence, may participate in this call.
2.- The texts (be it fiction, biographical account, chronicle, legend, etc.), must be written in Spanish and must be sent in word format to the email [email protected]
3.- The texts must be unpublished and their length will be a maximum of 3 pages with font number 12 and double spaced.
4.- The texts (whether fiction, biographical story, chronicle, legend, etc.) must be located in a National Park or Reserve and must also include at least one species of flora or fauna of the region in which the selected protected area.
5.- Each boy or girl may submit one or more stories, and must also include another text file with: Name, Surname, Age, City of residence and authorization signed by the parents to publish the text and its authorship if it is selected.
6.- The National Parks Administration team will select the best stories that will be illustrated by the designers for the publication of a digital anthology.
7.- The deadline for admission of the texts will be from July 1 to July 31, 2020. On Sunday August 16, on Children's Day, the chosen texts will be announced.
That the social isolation and the closure of most of our protected areas to the public, do not prevent us from venturing into the exciting learning of our natural and cultural heritage.
To learn more about APN's protected areas, click here.