21/12/2103 – Public presentation of the Associació Cetàcea in Montgat
On saturday 21st of december took place the public presentation of the Associació Cetàcea in Montgat. The town council collaborated in the preparation of the event which took place in the conference room Pau Casals of the public library Tirant lo Blanc. We also presented the preliminary results of the Fin Whale Project and the activities that planned for 2014.
About 50 people attended the event, which began with some appetizers courtesy of the bakery La Cova de la Laia of Montgat, at the same time that the members of Cetàcea greeted the people attending the event. Marine related workshops, where children decorated a Christmas tree with self-made Christmas balls or where they created figures of their favorite marine animals, were developed in collaboration with Gota de Sueños. Two students and a professor of the school Thuya collaborated in a marine-related make-up workshop for children.
The main part of the event began with the presentation of Cetàcea, the members that are part of it and the main goals of the organization. After that we explained the methodology of study used in the Fin Whale Project and the preliminary results that we have obtained after the first season of the project. We also explained the activities planned for 2014 which include a cetacean observation course, a conference about marine mammal captivity and workshops for children. We also have the intention to continue the Fin Whale Project by fulfilling cetacean observation surveys. Last, we hold the raffle of the Christmas basket courtesy of the Casa Ametller of Alella, which was won by a citizen of Montgat.
Cetàcea wants to sincerely thank all the people that joined us in this event and the town council of Montgat, that helped us in the organization of the event. We also want to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy 2014, and we hope we will meet you again at the activities that we are preparing for 2014.