“The Environment in Children’s Literature”

Sage Hall G001, Beirut campus

 The Department of Natural Sciences is organizing a lecture titled: "The Environment in Children’s Literature."

All are welcome to attend.


  • 11:00 am – 11:10 am : Welcome and introductory remarks

Mohammad S. Al-Zein, Department of Natural Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Lebanese American University

  • 11:10 am – 11:25 am : Increasing environmental awareness through children’s literature

Anita Nassar, Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World and Department of Education, School of Arts and Sciences, Lebanese American University

  • 11:25 am – 11:40 am : From idea to book: Children’s environmental literature from a writer’s perspective

Fatima Sharafeddine, Writer

  • 11:40 am – 11:55 am : The Environment in children’s creative non-fiction: “The Little Cedar Tree” as a Case Study

Salpi Simitian, Writer

  • 11:55 am – 12:10 pm : In search of children’s environmental literature: Reflections on Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax” and its Arabic translation

Salma N. Talhouk, Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut

  • 12:10 pm - 12:30 pm : Discussion