The IDEAL Center donated copies to the Stiftung Internationale Jugendbibliothek, located in Germany, which houses thousands of texts in more than 15 different languages.

In an old castle in the city of München, southern Germany, is the Stiftung Internationale Jugendbibliothek, the largest children’s and youth literature library in the world. Its cataloging focuses on the commitment to the cultural education of the child and youth population and the promotion of intercultural understanding.

With the aim of disseminating part of the work carried out in the marine ecosystems of the Magallanes and the Chilean Antarctic region, and making visible the scientific dissemination work that is carried out, the Center for Dynamic Research of High Latitude Marine Ecosystems (IDEAL) from the Austral University of Chile (UACh) donated copies of The Big Book of Climate Change and Did You Know…? From Magallanes to Antarctica: Curious questions for surprising answers, to the German library.

Andrea Navarro, Communications Director of the IDEAL Center, was in charge of taking the books to the Stiftung Internationale Jugendbibliothek, which will become part of their catalog and the lists of international recommendations that they publish. “In scientific communication, it is very important to open spaces that go beyond academia. This donation not only contributes to internationalizing some of the IDEAL Center’s books and creating new avenues for collaboration, but also allows us to reach an audience that otherwise we would not be able to achieve it,” she highlighted.

“The IDEAL Center, in its different areas of work, has always included in its approach providing school tools so that they can understand the challenge of global climate change that we are experiencing. The fact that this library has received our donation is a great achievement, since it has more than 70 years of experience in reading projects for that age range and, in addition, it is responsible for producing the annual White Ravens list, which highlights the best of the world production in literature for children and young people,” added Hugo Silva, administrator of the IDEAL Center.

To see the books that the IDEAL Center has developed, click here.