Wave breaking news
Check out MarineQuest's new promo video!
Beginning Fall 2014, Project TECHNOcean will be bringing MarineQuest into public schools.
Sea GEMS year round program coming soon!
|MarineQuest Event Calendar|
September 20 - December 13:
Welcome to MarineQuest!
MarineQuest is the official marine science outreach program for the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Watson College of Education, and the Center for Marine Science providing young people with opportunities to explore, discover and value our marine habitats. Whether you experience MarineQuest as a summer camper exploring the ocean or as a student on a school field trip discovering the marsh, the outcome is the same: MarineQuest is more than just another day at the beach; MarineQuest is making waves in environmental education!
Fall Saturday Morning Marine Explorers
Join our MarineQuest staff this fall for Saturday mornings filled with exciting scientific fun at the UNCW Center for Marine Science. Each month, we focus on a different theme as we get hands-on to explore sea creatures, marine habitats and ocean phenomena through lab experiments, field activities, games, art and more. Experience first-hand what it's like to be a true Marine Explorer!
MarineQuest Summer Academic Enrichment Programs
Have you ever wanted to spend a week learning about Marine Biology... Are you interested in exploring what careers await you as a Marine Scientist... Would you be interested in scuba diving into places that SCUBA magazine has called a “world-class collection of wrecks”... If so, then MarineQuest Summer Camps are for YOU!
Have you ever wanted the chance to operate a real underwater remotely operated vehicle... Are you interested in working with professional research scientists exploring the fields of Marine Biology, Marine Geology, Ocean Chemistry, Physical Oceanography and Marine Biotechnology... Would you be interested in cruising the ocean on a university operated research vessel... If so, then MarineQuest Summer Camps are for YOU!
MarineQuest summer camps are designed to make the learning process fun and engaging while providing real hands-on, field-based opportunities for students ages 5 to 17. MarineQuest offers over 30 unique curriculum programs that are age appropriate and include a variety of topics that are sure to please. For a complete listing of our summer enrichment programs visit our summer camps page.
MarineQuest School Programs
Experience the wonders of the coast with your students through hands-on inquiry-based classroom, field, and lab activities. All of our lessons are based on state and national education standards, including Ocean Literacy Principles, and highlight the different fields of study that make up marine science. We offer three academic enrichment programs focusing on the marine science of our coastal environments:Ocean Explorers, Coastal Encounters and Coast-to-Classroom.