As every year, the Day of the Volunteers of “la Caixa” arrives, but this time, it will be a little different. On Saturday 27 June, the first Digital Volunteer Day will take place, an online meeting with a wide variety of interesting proposals and which all the volunteers will be able to access, from anywhere, through their computer or mobile phone.
Covid-19 has greatly affected our society. Our health and that of our loved ones has been threatened.
Primates lucky to live in MONA are also threatened, because it has been proven that they can become infected. But they cannot be taken to the ICU, nor do they maintain social distance. To keep them out of harm’s way, we canceled all activities and closed access to MONA even before confinement was mandatory, because we are terrified about the consequences of the virus entering the rescue center.
The confinement caused by covid-19 forced us to reinvent the format of our spring courses in primatology and, for the first time, we offered them online. The result? More than 60 people enrolled in this first edition of our online courses: Introduction to Primatology and The Emotional Life of Animals.
Saint George’s Day, another significant date marred by the pandemic. We won’t be able to go out to the streets to leaf through the books, smell them and choose the one we like the most, but we can buy them online while we wait for the arrival of that longed-for moment.