UNC Wilmington Marine Science Programs News and Events - MarineQuest

Wave Breaking News

Registration Now Open for Fall Weekend Programs!

Join MarineQuest this fall for our exciting weekend programs for ages 7 - 14! Enjoy scientific fun with Saturday Morning Marine Explorers! Explore the ABSeas of Marine Science with Home-at-Sea! Meet, learn and serve with some truly inspirational female marine scientists with Sea GEMS!

Best Wishes to one of our favorite instructors, Sam!

Long time instructor and technology specialist Sam Candio is off to Alaska to begin a new career adventure with NOAA. Sam will be helping to map the ocean floor. We are really going to miss Sam but plan to stay in touch so that we can follow his activities aboard ship.

UNCW MarineQuest Receives NOAA Funding for Marine Debris Outreach Program

This fall UNCW MarineQuest will hit the road with its life-size inflatable whale classroom to educate upper elementary and middle school students about environmental issues related to marine debris. The yearlong project Traveling Through Trash: Coastal Migratory Animal Encounters with Marine Debris will serve rural schools in the coastal Carolinas. The goals of the project are to increase student awareness of the sources of marine debris and to encourage their participation in ocean stewardship. For more information contact Dr. Kezios.

MarineQuest Selected to Participate with Foldscope

Based on its work with youth and plankton monitoring in our coastal waters MarineQuest has been selected to participate in the beta testing of Foldscope, an Origami based print-and-fold paper-microscope designed for rugged field settings. Foldscope is an initiative from a research team at Stanford University focused on democratizing science by developing scientific tools that can scale up to match problems in global health and science education. If you would like to learn more about this initiative, see the inspirational TED talk by Dr. Prakash.