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Contact Marinequest

(910) 962-2640


Program Reservation

To make a scout reservation or to reserve a program date, please complete the Program Reservation Form.

After submitting your program form, please follow-up with an e-mail or by phone to verify that it has been received or (910) 962-2640.

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Girl Scouts

From Shore to Sea Patch Program

Ages 11-17

Join the MarineQuest staff for a day exploring the marine habitats of coastal Wilmington and participate in lab experiments at the UNCW Center for Marine Science. The day will begin with a tour of the Center for Marine Science where Girl Scouts will learn about the variety of careers involved in marine science (CE,1) and have a chance to view the Gulf Stream display and discuss how this underwater current influences our local weather (SB,3). In the MarineQuest lab, Girls Scouts will become marine geologists as they examine sands from around North America (SB,2) and marine chemists as they discover how to get fresh water from sea water(T,4). During the afternoon this program heads out for a variety of field activities where Girls Scouts will explore the coastal forest (SB,1), sandy beaches (SB,1), and the salt marsh(SB,1). This is a full-day of fun, adventure and learning.

This program will allow Girl Scouts to fulfill all the requirements for this Patch except for Service Project component which can be completed after the MarineQuest program.

MarineQuest does not provide patches. A certificate of completed requirements will be provided. Girl Scouts should provide the completed certificate to a Scout Master who can then issue individual patches.

Program Information

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: UNCW Center for Marine Science and various local field sites
Cost: $35.00 per scout ($6.00 fee for accompanying adults)*
*Minimum program fee must first be met ($600 September to early March and $850 Mid-March to May)

Sample Schedule

9:00 am Meet at the Center for Marine Science
9:30 am Tour of CMS Facility – Identify careers in Marine Science (CE 1) & (SB 3)
10:00 am

Lab Activities 

“Sands Around the World” (SB 2)

“From Sea Water to Fresh Water: Experiment” (T 4)

11:15 am

Marine Technology and Ocean Concerns

ROV “Exploring the Deep” (T 2)

12:15 pm Lunch at the Center for Marine Science
1:15 pm Coquina Outcrop - Rocky Shoreline Exploration (SB 1)
2:30 pm Sound-side Marsh Exploration (CE 5)
4:00 pm Wrap-up and Departure

*Represents a tentative schedule - activity topics and times are flexible based on specific program goals

• Note that prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice.
• Questions? Call 910.962.2640 or send an e-mail to


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