Biodiversity and thinking outside the box: Literature and Place

source: Cambridge University    2016年4月14日
How is the environment represented in children’s books? Can we talk to children about climate change through literature? These sorts of questions interest Dr Jenny Bavidge, Senior Lecturer in the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of English and Institute of Continuing Education, who explains here about how her work on literature connects with research in biodiversity conservation.

This film is one of a series of eight that showcases the extent that conservation-related research is embedded in a wide range of academic fields and involves collaboration with non-academic partners beyond the University. The films are produced by the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI), which was established in October 2013 to foster a cross-disciplinary approach within the University of Cambridge.

“Conservation is primarily underpinned by human behaviour and it is therefore vital to understand the social factors, such as cultural drivers or geographical patterns, which shape our environment, as well as developing our biological and scientific knowledge.” Dr Bhaskar Vira, Director of UCCRI.

Keywords: conservation, biodiversity, environment, Cambridge, research, children, literature, English, reading, climate change, books, nature writing
Creative Director: Alison Harvey
University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute: http://research-institute.conservatio...
Video, Sound and Edit by Toby Smith
UCCRI - Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence 2015/2016

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