Welcome to 2018! It’s a new year and there’s a lot to look forward to. Like what, you ask? Let the OWLconnected team tell you. Read our picks and predictions for what’s coming up over the next 12 months. Enjoy!
Happy first day of winter, readers! Are you gearing up for the annual holiday hockey tradition? The World Junior Championships hit the ice on December 26. Plus, take a look back at the very first Disney film, which was released 80 years ago today (December 21). Then watch a video to learn more about movie making.
The new Star Wars movie is almost here! But you already knew that, didn’t you? Look inside this issue for a preview of what’s to come in this new flick. Then learn about Write For Rights Day, which takes place on December 10. And do you know what happened way back on December 15, 1964? Plus, test your toy knowledge with a fun quiz!
Calling all animal lovers! December 4 is Wildlife Conservation Day. Celebrate by spreading awareness about the threatened creatures you care about, and then test your wildlife knowledge with a quiz. Plus, meet the newest all-star superhero team to hit the big screen, get to know some amazing young Canadians, and gear up for the 105th Grey Cup on November 26.
There’s a lot of important stuff happening in November. From Remembrance Day to World Diabetes Day to Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, we’re covering it all in this issue. And did you know the dictionary got some brand-new words? Read all about it inside!
Halloween is almost here! And we’re celebrating the spooky season with a cool and creepy quiz, an interview with a kid magician, and a quick history lesson about Halloween. We’re also sharing some news about an important species at risk—bats. Get the details inside.
Calling all basketball fans! The 2017-18 NBA season hits the courts next week. We’ve got you covered with a preview, plus all the sports jargon you need to sound like an expert. You can also learn more about the Atlantic Hurricane Season. And did you know it’s Global Handwashing Day on October 15? Get the dirt inside.
It’s National Forest Week! So we’re talking about why trees are so terrific. It’s also World Vegetarian Day on October 1. Learn more about what it means to be a vegetarian from some kids just like you. Then get to know the brand new NHL team who will be hitting the ice this hockey season. Score!
We’re celebrating International Day ofDemocracy and International Day of Peace this September with some inspiring stories. Learn about the Invictus Games for injured and ill soldiers, and then read an interview with an Indigenous artist who paints murals in schools. Plus, readers share their school club ideas!
Are you heading back to school next week?You’ll want to check out OWLconnected’s handy survival guide! Then get inspired by a 12-year-old inventor. Read our interview with Vaanan Murugathas inside.Plus, fun app recommendations to help train your brain and a quiz perfect for all you book lovers!
On August 19, 1909, history was made on the racetrack. Race into this issue to read all about it! Then check out an interview with a bear expert, get the scoop on two of the summer’s biggest movies, and test your knowledge of the Aloha State, Hawaii. Plus, OWLconnected reader Dani takes you behind the scenes of a photo shoot.
What’s happening right now? The CanadaSummer Games! Learn about this national competition, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and some of the young athletes to watch out for. It’s also the 121st anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush. What’s that? Take our quiz to find out. And don’t miss a new game review from an OWLconnected reader.
On July 20, 1969, humans walked on the Moon for the very first time. Learn more about this amazing accomplishment. Then discover what’s happening in space exploration today! Plus, did you know the biggest comic convention in the world is on now? We’re also celebrating NelsonMandela International Day with a challenging quiz.
On July 3, one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world—Wimbledon—got started. Lots of other major international sports events are happening this summer, too! Ride in to this issue to learn more about the Tour De France. Plus, get the scoop on some awesome new video games, test your shark knowledge with a quiz, and try a tasty summer recipe. Enjoy!
Do you know what a refugee is? OWLconnected is here to help you learn more for World Refugee Day on June 20. We also take a closer look at countries in Africa and the Middle East that are suffering from famine, or food shortage. Plus, meet some heroic dogs and read their heart warming tales. And celebrate the first day of summer with a fun quiz!
June 8 is World Oceans Day. Are you ready to dive in and help save our seas? Find out about the laws that protect our planet’s oceans inside this issue. Plus, OWLconnected honours one of history’s most famous young writers: Anne Frank. You can also meet an app developer, take a tour of a submarine, and find out what the stock market is all about. Ready?
Buzz in to this issue to find out why honeybees need our help this spring. Then get to know the very first explorers to reach the top of Mount Everest in May 1953. Plus, what popular book just hit the big screen with a new movie? That’s right, Wimpy Kid fans—Greg Heffley is back for some more fun!
The world’s first flying car is all set to take flight. Get the scoop inside! Then take a closer look at one of the most famous tombs in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Plus, it’s NHL and NBA playoff season. Find out what it means to be a true sports fan in this issue’s comic.And don’t forget to take our Mother’s Day quiz!
World Press Freedom Day is coming up inMay. What’s it all about? Find out inside. Then learn about recent sightings of a mysterious creature that went extinct over 80 years ago! And you know who else is back? The Guardians! Get to know your favourite superheroes again as they gear up for their second adventure in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Plus, celebrate International Dance Day with a quiz!
April is Earth Month, so what better time to talk about the environment? Find out what environmentalists do and discover a new type of nature-friendly farming. We also introduce you to the world’s largest artificial sun. Plus, do you want to learn how to code? There’s a new app to teach you, and one of our OWLconnected readers gave it a try. Check out her review inside!
How do you distinguish between fact and fiction? Good question! We’ve got some answers inside. Then fly into an interview with a guy who’s job is all about helping injured birds. Plus, read a baseball expert’s predictions for the MLB’s 2017-18 season, which starts this Sunday, April 2. Batter up!
Spring is almost here! Hooray! Find out why most of North America changes its clocks to “spring forward” one hour. Then gear up for St. Patrick’s Day and test your knowledge of all things green.Plus, get March Break book recommendations, learn about drones, and check out OWLconnected’s guide to superheroes.
March 8 is International Women’s Day. Whyis this day so important? Find out inside. Then gear up for the Clarkson Cup,the match that decides the champion of the CWHL (Canadian Women’s HockeyLeague). You can also learn about Holi, a Hindu celebration of spring, and testyour book knowledge in this issue’s quiz.
Do you know who Mathieu Da Costa is? Find out inside, and learn how Canada is celebrating Black History Month. Then discover the dwarf planets in our solar system, get to know the world’s most popular tourist attraction (the Eiffel Tower), and check out one of LEGO’s newest creations. Plus, gear up for the NBA All-Star Game with a basketball quiz.
Happy Groundhog Day, readers! Take a look inside to find out more about this hairy holiday. Speaking of cute critters, do you know if animals cry? We tell you in this issue’s comic! Plus, learn about your body’s most important organ, meet an important woman in history, and have some superhero-sized fun with a Batman quiz. Enjoy!
A new year means new stuff, right? The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which happened in Las Vegas earlier this January, shows off all the latest and greatest gadgets to watch out for in 2017. Check out our top picks! Plus, how much do you know about penguins? And how does an avalanche form? Find out inside.
Happy New Year, readers! To start off 2017 right, we’re giving you a sneak peek of what’s to come this year in books, movies, and games. Then take a look back at technology from the past. You may be surprised to find out how people survived 35 years ago without smart phones or YouTube! What did your parents do for fun back then? Find out inside this issue.
Winter is here! Are you ready? The animals inside this issue sure are! Find out how certain creatures stay warm in the wild when temperatures drop below zero. Plus, get some fun ideas to bust your boredom over the winter break, and catch up on the best movies, books, and games of 2016.
Who’s excited about the new Star Wars movie hitting theatres this month? We are! Get to know more about the whole Star Wars universe inside this issue. Human Rights Day is also happening this month on December 10. Find out why this day is so important, and learn how the United Nations (UN) protects the rights of all people around the world.
It’s Financial Literacy Month, so we’re talking about money. Find out what taxes are used for and what “purchasing power” means. Plus, did you hear the good news? Giant pandas are no longer on the endangered list! Learn more inside this issue.
Do you know the reason we celebrate Remembrance Day in Canada? Find out what happened on November 11, 1918, and why this day in history is so important. We're also sharing some amazing wildlife photography with you in this issue. Plus, check out an interview with an NBA player!
Ever wonder what's inside that candy you collect trick-or-treating? We're giving you the scoop inside this issue. Plus, find out how you may be getting around in the future (hint: it's in something called a hyperloop!). And make sure to check out our special movie preview and story-writing contest for a chance to win an awesome prize. Happy Halloween, OWLconnected readers!
World Food Day is on October 16. Do you know what this day is all about? Find out in this issue, and then learn why food wastage is such a big problem around the globe. Wonder how we make each issue of the eMag? The OWLconnected team tells you. Plus, get top app picks from your fellow readers and take a fun fall quiz!
Scientists recently revealed the most accurate images of a dinosaur yet! See for yourself and learn all about the Psittacosaurus in this issue of OWLconnected. Plus, find out the exciting news about humpback whales, get the scoop on the smiley face, and check out our reading list for Banned Books Week.
Ever wondered if we're alone in the universe? Find out about the fascinating search for alien life in this issue of OWLconnected. Plus, discover how much water the average person uses every day (hint: it's a lot!), take a quiz all about apples, and get to know some of the biggest YouTubers on the Internet.
Are you ready to head back to school? This issue of OWLconnected is here to help you get your head in the game! Discover how the brain works, get the facts on your heavy backpack, and take a quiz about cool schools around the world. Plus gear up for the World Cup of Hockey, skating on to the rink this September!
Welcome to the OWLconnected eMag! Each issue features news of the week, an in-depth feature story, an illustrated infographic, sports and entertainment stories, a fun interactive quiz, plus a comic and a video. You can also find reader-submitted videos, photos, and answers to timely questions in "The Buzz." Check it out!