On Wednesday 28th October MMCO gave a conference with secondary students associated with Clubmer at Shoals of Rodrigues.
We had a wonderful interactive time with passionate motivated students eager to learn and avid of new knowledges.
Our conference that was supposed to last one hour actually lasted 2 hours - 45 minutes of presentation and 1h15 of questions, exchanges, laughter and advises.
We talked about the resident whales and migrating whales and other cetaceans of Mauritius and Rodrigues. The session was so fantastically animated.
After the presentation the question time was just an explosion of questions about our whales and about our mission. Some of the young are already interested to choose marine science or marine biology as their main subject... We were just there to help them.
Many of the young adults were really concerned about our global environment and they had a series of questions about the grounding of the Wakashio on the south-east coasts of Mauritius, the oil spill and the massive death of 53 melon headed whale that happened just afterwards.
We congratulated them for showing the way to the rest of the world in terms of preservation of the environment by banning one time use plastic bags and other items, in managing the people that found themselves out of job because of the Covid-19 effects on tourism and employing this workforce for replanting corals or the indigenous forests.
We did not forget to talk about our other partners who have been helping us since 2013 in our studies, namely: Megaptera, Longitude 181 and Un Ocean de Vie.
When we published the event on Instagram and on Facebook, we have had invitations from other countries to make such presentations through internet. An idea that we shall follow seriously!
Some pictures of our conference!