treasure seakers

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treasure seakers

treasure seakers

Treasure SEAkers: Ages 7-9

Must have completed first grade and turn 7 by June 1st

Avast, me hearties! Join MarineQuest as we plow coastal waters in search of sunken ships and buried treasure. Discover the history of seafaring along our coast including whalers, pirates, and blockade runners. Find out where the island ponies came from. Explore our maritime heritage in naval stores, boat building and fisheries. Learn about the highly prized marine species that have become endangered in our area and find out why they are the real treasure we seek.

Field excursions include:

  • Going to the beach, marsh, fouling station, maritime forest, Underwater Archeology Exhibit at Ft. Fisher Historic Site; Center for Marine Science and NC Aquarium.

Highlights include:

  • Make a map and compass; learn how to use binoculars and metal detectors; go seining, dip netting and fishing; take a boat float through the marsh; go snorkeling in shallow sea grass beds; visit underground railroad site; get swallowed up by a life size Right Whale!

 Program Dates and Tuition

Day of Week:

Monday - Friday


8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Friday pick-up at 12:15 p.m.

Staff / Student Ratio:

Location: UNCW Campus - drop off at Isaac Bear parking lot
Summer 2016 Dates:

Session 1: June 20 - 24

Tuition: $280
Gender: Co-ed

Program Registration

You must register by 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday before your program is to begin.

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