La Carotte de Classe was born from the collaboration of Nathalie Morata, APECS Council Member, with elementary school students, and was originally published in French at a local scale in the area of Pau, France. This book relates scientists work in the field during the polar darkness through children’s eyes. Over the last year, Nathalie has been collaborating with APECS in order to publish a new bilingual edition of the book which has been enriched by some reading tips in order to stimulate reader thoughts.
The book was officially released at the IPY Oslo conference, and 600 copies were distributed to scientists and teachers interested in outreach and scientist-teacher collaborations. The release of the book was an opportunity for Nathalie to speak about polar areas, climate change, outreach, IPY and the importance of APECS, in various newspapers and radios from the area of Pau, France. The effort of Nathalie to make local people aware of those thematic was acknowledged by the Mayor of Pau who gave her the Medal of Honor from the city. More info: http://lacarottedeclasse.com/En/News