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SEA LIFE™ CARLSBAD AQUARIUM IS DREAMING OF A GREEN CHRISTMASAquarium offers underwater Christmas tree decorating, eco-friendly holiday crafts, fish giftsand holiday tipsDownload photos
CARLSBAD, Calif. (Dec. 6, 2010) – If everyone wrapped just three gifts in reused paper or fabric gift bags, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 hockey rinks… this is just one of many tips SEA LIFE Aquarium is sharing this holiday season in hopes that guests will take care of our environment now and throughout the year.
Earlier today, the Aquarium kicked off the holiday season with divers donning their elf hats and decorating a 6-foot-tall LEGO® Christmas tree from below the surface of the 200,000 gallon Lost City of Atlantis ocean display. While guests and fish alike watched, the divers decked the boughs of the Christmas tree made of nearly 4,000 DUPLO® bricks with LEGO ornaments, special fishy treats, and topped off the tree with a sea star. SEA LIFE Aquarium’s holiday celebration takes place now through Dec. 31.
While the underwater tree decorating took place, other aquarists were busy-little-‘bakers’ making dozens of Christmas cookies for the fishes. The cookies are not your typical holiday gingerbread or sugar cookie. These fishy-favorites are made of a special gel paste containing nutrients and fish food, cut into holiday shapes. The special cookies were part of the Aquarium’s enrichment program for its inhabitants.
Other SEA LIFE yuletide activities include a holiday-themed Dive Show taking place daily at 11 a.m. at the Lost City of Atlantis. The show features Green Elf (a diver communicating with guests from underwater) and Holiday Helper (who stays on dry land) guiding families on ways to be ‘greener’ for the holiday season with an eco-friendly, interactive quiz. During the show, every time an audience member answers an eco-friendly question correctly, the diver adds decorations to the tree. Guests can sign a Green Holiday Pledge at the end of the show, promising they will continue to be Ocean Heroes.
The Aquarium’s hilarious and interactive multi-media puppet show, “Shark Talk” also takes on a green-theme. At “Shark Talk”, guests find themselves as part of the live studio audience for a late night TV show hosted by Jay Octo and featuring movie star Hammie the Hammerhead. The show runs each day at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. also at the Lost City of Atlantis.Guests visiting SEA LIFE on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. can take part in a ‘green’ crafting event and make a snow globe from recycled materials. All holiday activities are included in the price of SEA LIFE admission, $20 for adults; $17 for seniors 60+; $13 for kids ages 3-12.)
For more information on SEA LIFE and the Green Christmas celebration, visit www.SEALIFEus.com or call (760) 918-5346.
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