04 Aug Dissemination of the ThinkInAzul project and aquaculture to adolescents
The ThinkInAzul project and Aquaculture have been present in the workshops of the Science Fair of the Vega Baja held last April 21 and 22, 2023 in Orihuela, with the assistance of students from schools and institutes throughout the region and the general public. In collaboration with the Oceanographic Institute of Mazarrón, who provided larvae, rotifers and artemia salina for observation, members of the group of Quality and Food Safety UMH1 conducted the workshop ‘Aquaculture and fisheries in the Mediterranean’ for adolescents. Activity books on aquaculture prepared in collaboration with the Fine Arts group of the UPV13 were distributed to the younger children.
From July 3 to 5, within the Scientific Summer School of the Didactic and Interactive Museum of Science (MUDIC) Jesús Carnicer of the Vega Baja del Segura of the Valencian Community (VBS-CV) again Aquaculture was present in the form of activities and workshops on ‘Healthy diets: Fish consumption’ of the group of Quality and Food Safety UMH1 where we had the collaboration of the chef David Ariza, from the Restaurant Rices & Bones in Alicante, who conducted a cooking workshop followed by tasting sensory analysis of the products prepared. This workshop was a success, some of the participants enjoyed eating fish for the first time.
The main purpose of these activities is to disseminate aquaculture, its production and the quality of its products, as well as its role in the sustainability of food production, to the young public.