Nowadays sustainable development is a subject of particular relevance due to the Earth’s environmental crisis, of which humankind is responsible, to a large degree. A possible way of addressing sustainable development is science education and communication. In principle, a society that is aware of environmental problems will be more participative, committed and efficient when putting in practice measures to mitigate the environmental crisis, than an uninformed one. Sustainable development is a matter that concerns Mexican public in terms of biodiversity and ecosystems conservation that, in turn, is relevant not only for the country but also for the entire planet.

In previous works (Negrete y Lartigue, 2004; Negrete, 2005; Lanza y Negrete, 2007; Negrete y González, 2008; Negrete, 2008; Negrete, 2009; Negrete 2010; Negrete 2011) I have suggested the importance of communicating science via narrative forms. In this research I present an example of the use of comics in communicating scientific information about the sustainable use of the Mayan Nut in rural areas (with low scholarity) in Mexico and Central America.

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Popular comic strips for science communication
Their role in disseminating information about sustainable development and natural resources among low scholarity communities in mexico and central america

Aquiles Negrete   CEIICH-UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico)

Nowadays sustainable development is a subject of particular relevance due to the Earth’s environmental crisis, of which humankind is responsible, to a large degree. A possible way of addressing sustainable development is science education and communication. In principle, a society that is aware of environmental problems will be more participative, committed and efficient when putting in practice measures to mitigate the environmental crisis, than an uninformed one. Sustainable development is a matter that concerns Mexican public in terms of biodiversity and ecosystems conservation that, in turn, is relevant not only for the country but also for the entire planet.

In previous works (Negrete y Lartigue, 2004; Negrete, 2005; Lanza y Negrete, 2007; Negrete y González, 2008; Negrete, 2008; Negrete, 2009; Negrete 2010; Negrete 2011) I have suggested the importance of communicating science via narrative forms. In this research I present an example of the use of comics in communicating scientific information about the sustainable use of the Mayan Nut in rural areas (with low scholarity) in Mexico and Central America.

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