Award Winners

2013

Children's Science News

"Kaltwasserkorallen: Ein Paradies am Meeresgrund" (Cold Water Corals: Paradise on the Seabed) - October 2012

GEOlino magazine (Germany)

 

Barbara Lich of GEOlino, a German science magazine for children, won the children's science news award, established in 2005. Until 2015, it was the only AAAS science journalism award open to writers for media outlets not based in the United States.

While corals have been well-studied in tropical reefs, Lich told her young readers about the lesser-known cold water corals living hundreds of meters below the ocean's surface, a realm only reachable by a crewed submersible. She accompanied a team of research biologists from the Helmholtz Center for Oceanic Research...Read more