Owlkids and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Partner for the 2nd Annual National Science Reading Day!
National contest for students ages 3 to 17
Toronto, ON September 14, 2018
After a highly successful inaugural year, Owlkids, publisher of Chirp, Chickadee, and OWL magazines has partnered again with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to celebrate the 2nd annual National Science Reading Day on September 20, 2018, as part of Science Literacy Week.
Young Canadians ages 3 to 17 and their classrooms are invited to devote a period of the day between September 19 and 21 to science readings, as well as to enter a Canada-wide contest celebrating National Science Reading Day. There are over $3,000 in prizes to be won, including four classroom prizes and five individual prizes consisting of magazines and books from publishers Owlkids, DK Books, Simon & Schuster Canada, Nimbus Publishing, Adventure Press, and Canoe Kids.
National Science Reading Day supports the mandate of both Owlkids and the NSERC to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) to children and youth.
“We encourage young people to discover the pleasure and enrichment of reading science-based publications. Both fact-based science texts and science-fiction books open and expand children’s knowledge and imagination,” shares Owlkids Publisher, Angela Keenlyside.
“Science literacy helps foster kids’ curiosity and allows them to understand the world around us and shape a better future. Reading great science-related books or doing fun science-related experiments at home and at school are great ways to kick-start their love of science,” explains Jesse Hildebrand, founder of Science Literacy Week.
About Owlkids: Owlkids, a division of Bayard Canada, publishes award-winning magazines and books for children ages 2 to 14. Our magazines, Chirp(ages 3-6), Chickadee(ages 6-9), and OWL(ages 9-13), delight and engage more than 1 million readers every year. Launched in 1976, Owlkids is based in Toronto.
About Science Literacy Week:
Powered by the NSERC, Science Literacy Week is a nationwide back-to-school celebration of books, organizations, and activities that explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics. From September 17 to 23, Science Literacy Week 2018 exposes Canadians to a wide range of science literature available in libraries, stores, museums, and science centres.
On September 20, pick up a scientific book, short story or magazine and read along with the rest of the country to #win some great prizes #NationalScienceReadingDay @owlkids @NSERC_CRSNG @scilitweek Tweet