Center for Marine Studies is located at 3601 S Gaffey Street in San Pedro, California. The facility is an educational partner to the Fort MacArthur Marine Mammal Care Center. Students are given the chance to participate in activities that are based on the center's treatment of animals as well as an opportunity to tour the facility. The activities are focused on the environmental and marine sciences and offer a chance to see injured or sick animals being rehabilitated up close.
The students are given the opportunity to observe a number of activities as they learn about the process of rehabilitating animals to release them back into the ocean. The feeding procedures and animal care can all be observed as part of the learning process. The Care Center has twelve to twenty thousand students that visit it annually.
The Center for Marine Studies is part of a program ran by the Unified School District of Los Angeles. It is just one program in a series of programs about field science. The Center offers the opportunity to participate in classroom lab activities in addition to observing animals such as sea lions and seals. Those wishing to obtain additional information should contact the facility directly.