Living Art Marine Center
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The Living Art Marine Center is a Marine Science Education Center in the city and county of Honolulu in the state of Hawaii. Developer of Hawaiian Sealife, Richard Xie, founded the Living Art Marine Center in 2010. The Living Art Marine Center focuses on educational programs and interactive activities about marine life and the importance of sustainability within the oceans around the world.
The Living Art Marine Center offers field trips for all grade levels. A field trip at the Living Art Marine Center is fully guided and includes a lecture or tour on a topic that aligns with Hawaii Content and Performance Standards (HCPSII), a game or activity, which enhances the students' learning experience, access to all educational exhibits, a peek to the industrial side of our company, a visit to the Discovery Zone touch area, and a "do it yourself" activity such as Gyotaku fish print.
Along with field trips, the Living Art Marine Center reaches out to the community through their outreach programs. Those groups that are not able to visit the Living Art Marine Center may request the Living Art Marine Center to come to them. Similar programs are offered for outreach programs and the touching of live animals is included.
"Adopt a Baby Fish"
The Living Art Marine Center is taking a new approach to sustainability of fish populations in the ocean. The "Adopt a Baby Fish" program allows for individuals to raise baby fish that are collected from the Pacific Ocean to mature size. Post-larval fish (15–20 days old) are collected from the Pacific Ocean, sorted, and brought to the Living Art Marine Center to mature to a marketable size. When baby fish are left in the ocean, 95–99% will not survive. When the baby fish are raised in an aquarium, their survival rate increases by 300%.