Ocean conservation awareness for 300 students in Monaco

Screening of The Prince and the Sea - Explorations de Monaco. Photo: F. Ramin/Musée océanographique de Monaco
Screening of The Prince and the Sea – Explorations de Monaco. Photo: F. Ramin/Musée océanographique de Monaco

Monday afternoon at the Oceanographic Museum, and as part of Explorations Monaco, a screening of the documentary film “The Prince and the Sea” was held in the presence of 300 Monaco students from Albert I, François d’Assises Nicolas Barré (FANB), Charles III College and the International School of Monaco.

The pedagogical afternoon allowed young students to discover the scientific and humanistic objectives pursued by the Monaco Explorations, and to show that today, more than ever, it is important to raise awareness of the fragility of marine ecosystems and the importance of their role for the future of humanity.

Screening of The Prince and the Sea - Explorations de Monaco. Q&A with Robert Calcagno. Photo: F. Ramin/Musée océanographique de Monaco
Screening of The Prince and the Sea – Explorations de Monaco. Q&A with Robert Calcagno. Photo: F. Ramin/Musée océanographique de Monaco

The subject was then debated during a lively and interesting exchange between students, Robert Calcagno, Director of the Oceanographic Institute and Campaign Manager 2017/2020, and Pierre Gilles, Chief of Mission in Macaronesia.

To continue the experience and immersion in the marine world, the students were warmly invited to attend the 2nd edition of the Monaco Ocean Week (April 8-14), including the workshop “Conservation seal monk” – one of the most endangered species in the world for which the Prince Albert II Foundation is particularly committed – which will take place on Thursday, April 12 at the Oceanographic Museum. Students will be able to discover the results and the conclusions of this meeting of experts, following the one that took place aboard the Yersin in Madeira last September.

Screening of The Prince and the Sea - Explorations de Monaco. Q&A with Robert Calcagno. Photo: F. Ramin/Musée océanographique de Monaco
Screening of The Prince and the Sea – Explorations de Monaco. Q&A with Robert Calcagno. Photo: F. Ramin/Musée océanographique de Monaco

After the educational program launched in primary schools in September, this first meeting with high school students marked the kick-off of a rich and intense educational program, which will last until the end of September.

Until the end of February, the public can also visit the photo exhibit “Mission Macaronesia” with 22 images in “XXL” format in the museum’s Conference Room.


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