PAGES Magazine for Teens

pages eye logoPAGES is preparing a special magazine issue for teenagers! This issue will highlight paleoscience topics of interest to the next generation, written in an easy to understand format. The objective is to present global change from a paleo perspective.

Papers should tell a story by addressing a scientific question and including appealing and understandable figures/images without sacrificing scientific rigor; they should highlight debates/dilemmas for present and future societies related to the topic.

All paleoscience topics that echo the younger generation's questions about our relationships with the environment and the Earth system are welcome.

Call for authors - 30 June 2020

This is a great opportunity to reach out to the next generation and get them excited about your topic. Please consider contributing to this Past Global Changes Magazine issue with an article, drawing, conversation report, interview, data-analysis recipe, field/modeling experience, comic, podcast, interactive activity, movie … the opportunities are vast!

See this example of an article if you need some inspiration, but feel free to use your own format (two-three pages maximum). Additional sections may also be included, such as tips for teachers when presenting this material or more in-depth discussions of the material for higher-level students.

Whatever your idea, please send a title and short summary (10-15 lines), written in teen-friendly language (preferably in English; possibilities for translation will be explored at a later date) by 30 June 2020 to Sarah Eggleston: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This issue will be guest edited by Graciela Gil Romera and Boris Vannière and publication is planned for February 2021. Please contact Sarah Eggleston with any questions (email address above).

Access all Past Global Changes Magazines here.

Possible topics

The list below is designed to provide suggestions for possible topics, but other topics are welcome!

Sea level
Ice sheets
Biodiversity
Extreme events (hurricanes, tsunamis, wildfire,…)
CO2/atmospheric gases
Carbon cycling
Land use
Change (rate, amplitude)
Glacial-interglacial change
Wildfire
Peatlands
Permafrost
Heat waves
Humans/archaeology
ENSO/NAO