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Marine Biology and Aquarium Science Program at Central Campus High School

The program opened 26 years ago with a single 29 gallon aquarium.

May 17, 2012

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The Central Campus High School in Des Moines, Iowa is getting students interested in marine and aquarium science. The program, started 26 years ago with a single 29 gallon aquarium, has since grown to include more than 100 tanks and a pair of 600 gallon systems, coral propagating troughs, a broodstock room, a water room and more to facilitate marine species breeding at the high school. Below is a slideshow of some aspects of the program.

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Caleb    Des Moines, IA

12/20/2013 1:29:05 PM

I actually have the honor of taking this class. I'm in there working with the fish every other day. Mr. Embree (Aquarium science) balances the class amazingly with healthy doses of entertainment and education, and shows us what it really takes to be a real aquarist in the sometimes overlooked industry, and working with some of the real brand names used in the field,while Mr. Van Dyck (Marine Biology) teaches us all about the animals were taking very well care of with a levels of energy you don't EVER expect a teacher to have. Both teachers love their jobs, and in turn, I've come to see the classes as high points in my day. Highest ratings, and I recommend the two classes to anyone who has the opprotunity.

Reid    Bristol, VA

8/23/2013 5:33:24 PM

Very neat!! I wish I was able to do this in high school

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