Once upon a time is a project with the aim to communicate science through short stories in order to encourage the dialogue between scientists and the public.
A group of international researchers from different institutions, mainly in Bremen, but cooperating with various scientists, writers, artists in Germany and internationally are writing short stories dealing with the topics of their field of research: the marine realm, climate change, the importance of the seas and oceans and how humans can discover, utilize and protect them. They want to communicate with children but also with adults from all over the world.
The first set of stories is free to download in German, English and Spanish as an ebook. The first book was completed in the framework of the “Science Year 2016/ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â€¹17: Seas and Oceans” (Wissenschaftsjahr 2016/ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â€¹17: Meere und Ozeane) thanks to the funding of the initiative Science in Dialog (Wissenschaft im Dialog) and the German Ministry of Education and Science (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) through the competition “Show your research!” (Hochschulwettbewerb – Zeigt eure Forschung!). The project was one of the three winners of the competition!
The team is now busy translating the book into other languages, and working on a new one full of stories to be shared!