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In this file photo, Cabrillo High School students works with elementary school students during a field trip to the Cabrillo High School Aquarium. The aquarium will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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Student curators at the Cabrillo High School Aquarium will unveil an all-new jellies exhibit, the largest of its kind on the Central Coast, during an open house scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The open house is free to attend. The students will introduce the facility’s new permanent jellyfish exhibit, which is the centerpiece of the program’s new Jellies Lab, which includes seven tanks supporting every stage of the jellies’ life cycle.

Over the past year, student curators have begun to successfully culture jellies using the new equipment. Attendees of the open house will have the chance to play hands-on games and other activities based on jellies. The activities are appropriate for visitors of all ages.

Located in the front of the Cabrillo High School campus at 3350 Constellation Road, the aquarium has worked since 1986 to promote stewardship of Earth's oceans through a student-run, cross-curricular, project-based learning environment. The aquarium’s current 6,000-square-foot facility opened in 2002 and now features more than 20 live and static displays, maintained and hosted by Cabrillo High School students.

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For more information, contact Aquarium Director Greg Eisen at eisen.greg@lusd.org or 742-2888.

This report was prepared by Willis Jacobson. He can be reached at wjacobson@leecentralcoastnews.com.

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