Mundus Maris Science and Arts for Sustainability, an organisation of environmentally concerned scientists, artists, teachers, and parents from different regions of the world, who join forces to promote the transition to sustainability and humane and dignified lives, celebrated World Oceans Day at CEIP Príncipe de Asturias, Telde, Gran Canaria, with the participation of Dr. M.L. Adeleke, Women for Africa Fellow at PLOCAN.
The event was attended by students who displayed their various independent and handmade artworks on the Ocean addressing the theme of the United Nations World Oceans Day 2023: “Planet Ocean: The tides are changing”.
Mundus Maris Science and Arts for Sustainability’s mission is to provide relevant scientific and indigenous knowledge and encourage artistic expression about the sea to promote its restoration, conservation and sustainable use, in order to stimulate study, understanding and respect for aquatic ecosystems and associated biological and cultural diversity.
The Oceans Day commemoration was coordinated at CEIP Príncipe de Asturias by its principal, Mariam Godoy, Wita Felipe (CEIP staff) and Dr. M.L. Adeleke, Women for Africa Fellow at PLOCAN.
Dr. Adeleke Mosunmola Lydia, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (Nigeria) and recipient of the 2023 Women for Africa Scholarship in Spain represented the Mundus maris Organisation at the event, with Dr. T. F. Igejongbo (AWARD Scholar; ULPGC) giving the lecture “The need to protect the Ocean”.
At the event, the work carried out by the students was honoured and prizes and gifts provided by PLOCAN were awarded.