As every year, we celebrate the World Ocean Day, most of the time with children. For this year, we organized a special day with 3 local schools of Tahiti and Moorea that were invited to participate to various educational workshops in favor of the ocean conservation. Welcomed at the association at 8am, the school children of CM2 from Momo’a school (Hitia, Tahiti), the eco-delegates from the College of Paopao (Moorea) and students of 3rd professional from the College of Afareaitu (Moorea), started activities, having been divided into 6 small groups. Then, accompanied by Vie they visit the Sea turtle Clinic learning the species of French Polynesia, the boarders of the moment and the importance to preserve the species of our waters. They also enjoyed to assist to a special show of the dolphins in partnership with the Moorea Dolphin Center company.
With Brigitte, our volunteer, children played on educational games such as “the îlécolo”, the “world of cetaceans” the “life cycle of a green turtle”, etc…. Accompanied with the engaged youth in Service civic from the Municipality of Moorea-Maiao, they participated to a art-creation workshop for the preservation of our sea turtles and marine mammals … using recycling or natural materials. Another group played interactive games with the children on coral reefs and its fauna and flora.
Next group stayed with Matthieu, learning the coral reef ecosystem using interactive aquariums in which there was different kinds of animals….
Finally, the last one group was with Magali discovering the underwater trail created by our foundation in 2007. This day in favor of the oceans, permits us to invite more than 80 children and made them aware about the necessity to protect our oceans, for our next generations…
We would like to thank all our partners for their help and support to organize this event in favor of the oceans and the children : The Vilebrequin company, The Nature and Découvertes Foundation, the Pacsafe entity, the Moorea Dolphin Center, the Municipality of Moorea Maiao and the InterContinental Resort and Spa Moorea..
Thanks also to all our volunteer and team : Magali, Matthieu, Brigitte, Cher, Kalanie, Loïs, sans oublier la super équipe des engagés volontaires de la Commune Moorea : Luna, Luana, Jason, Ramssi, Chris, Vaheana, Vatea et Needy.