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The Oceanographic Museum is inviting young and old to celebrate Carnival and, until March 11, children ages 12 and under are invited to come in disguise to take advantage of an offer of free admission.
Every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at midday, and every day at 2 pm and 4 pm, up to 15 children at a time can spend up to 40 minutes each in the “tactile” area, where they can reach out and touch baby sharks and other marine animals. Reservations can be made online or at the ticket office for a supplement of €6 per child from age 3 to 12. Additionally, a number of films will be shown over the holiday period.
The Oceanographic Museum is using the school holidays to educate young people about the ocean. Among many initiatives is the Snapper Club, for children between 8 and 12. With an educational team on hand, the young explorers will take part over five days, from 9 am to 5 pm, in games and activities about the oceans and their animal life. There are two sessions, February 26 -March 2, and March 5-March 9. Sign up online.
At the School of Fine Arts Pavillon Bosio (1 ave des Pins, Monaco-Ville), during the first week of the winter school holidays, a ceramic course is being offered. On the program: discovery and deepening of ceramic construction and surface treatment techniques with Jeffrey Haines. From February 26 to March 02, 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm.
During the second week, a “Living Model, The Movement” workshop with Laure Fissore. More info from: email@example.com
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Berit Legrand is no stranger to water; the Dane competes for the Monaco water ski team, although she is also a certified Stott Pilates instructor and has her blackbelt in jiu-jitsu. Berit founded the non-profit The Animal Fund (TAF) in March 2015 with a mission to protect, save and actively assist dolphins and whales that are victims of maltreatment, slaughter, pollution and overfishing.
A team of individuals with different cultures, backgrounds and work experiences, TAF is united in educating others of the danger and consequences of cruelty and extinction but to also report on progress made.
“It’s not just the whaling or dolphin industry that those beautiful mammals have to protect themselves against,” says Berit. “It’s indeed also pollution, climate change, loss of food sources, toxic substances and digesting of tons of plastic. What is there to be seen in nature if we ruin it all? And what will be left in a few years for our children?”
TAF’s meeting on Tuesday was attended by 37 people, and subjects of discussion included “shocking details” of how whales are spotted, tracked and massacred in the Faroe Islands, and the opening of a TAF branch in Luxemburg.
The next meeting is scheduled for September, with potential reports from the Plastic Group and the topic of over-fishing on the agenda. For more on membership, volunteer or donations, see www.theanimalfund.net