25.03.2013 - UNESCO Venice Office/ UNESCO Office in Amman

H2Ooooh! videos on show at The Story of Water exhibition in Taiwan

©The Story of Water exhibition

What does a rainy day taste like? Can you hear the fantasy of water in the rain? What will happen when the water lifted from China meets Archimedes screw pump in the West? What kinds of inspiration do designers have toward the Onymacris unguiculari in Namib Desert? Can children in Africa have water while playing?

The National Taiwan Science Education Center exhibits The Story of Water from 15 January up to 31 May 2013 at the West Special Exhibition Gallery with H2Ooooh! animation videos on show. The goal of the exhibition is to raise the awareness on water resource conservation.

Established in 1956, the National Taiwan Science Education Center (NTSEC) is a national center for science education in the country. Its permanent exhibition area displays rich content related to: Life Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and the Earth Sciences, and hosts the most up-to-date science exhibitions in collaboration with international and national museums.

Ten 3-D animated H2Ooooh! television series with the six Pet Pals as protagonists focusing on the issue of water protection are on show at The Story of Water exhibition:

UNESCO is involving in the H2Ooooh! initiative all 5 UNESCO regions (Africa, Arab States, Asia and Pacific, Europe and North America, Latin America and the Caribbean) in the production of new cartoons to be added to the existing ones in order to further expand their call for more care about water. A new cartoon produced in cooperation with the Amman Office in Jordan will be launched on the occasion of CIAK Junior Festival in Cortina, Italy, on 24 May 2013.

This series of animated cartoons features the famous Pet Pals and are based on short stories about water-related issues invented by children around the world. Using the universal language of cartoons they contribute to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) in a creative and effective way.

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