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Contact Marinequest

MarineQuest Office



Apply for Sea GEMS

By Phone: 910/962.3195

Program Information

Summer Confirmation Packet

What to Bring / Wear | PDF

MarineQuest Code of Conduct | PDF

Cancellation Policy | PDF

Sea g.e.m.s. jr. brochure

Sea G.E.M.S. Jr. | PDF


residential information

MarineQuest Airline Information

The MarineQuest staff is more than happy to pick-up and drop-off students at Wilmington International Airport at no cost. An airline request form is required (see above link for more details).

Residential FAQ's

• Linens are not provided - bring XL twin sheets, pillows, and blankets.

• Laundry facilities are available at no cost - bring detergent

• No electronic equipment (other than cell phones) is allowed.

What to Bring/Wear | PDF

student taking notes on beach excursion


MarineQuest Summer Camp students on a boat

Sea G.E.M.S. Jr.: Girls Only Ages 10-12

Girls Exploring Marine Science - Leadership Academy

Must have completed 4th grade and turn 10 by June 1st

Are you BFF with the Ocean? If so, join Sea G.E.M.S (Girls Exploring Marine Science) and discover how women are helping to protect the marine environment. Meet female scientists who are saving sea turtles, rescuing stranded dolphins and whales, and testing for pollutants in penguins. Learn how women's research is helping to protect corals and phytoplankton. Participate in a junior research cruise, explore scientific snorkeling, and help with an environmental service project that benefits the ocean. By week's end you will be LOL with your sea sisters.

Field excursions include:

  • Boat research cruise; exploring coastal habitats; field trips to the beach; marsh; aquarium; Sea Turtle Hospital; UNCW Center for Marine Science, and other marine facilities.

Highlights include:

  • Participate in a boat based research cruise. Get real hands-on experience with some of the latest research tools such as Vernier probeware and data collectors. Go kayaking and collect samples. Develop skills and confidence in leadership roles. Sharpen your snorkeling skills while collecting scientific data. Discover the accomplishments of women in marine science. Meet and learn from inspirational female marine scientists.

Program Dates and Tuition

Day of Week:

Sunday/Monday - Friday


Friday pick-up is at 1:00 p.m.

Staff / Child Ratio:

Location: UNCW Campus
Scuba Diving Ratio: 1:4
Summer 2013 Dates:

July 21 - 26 FULL!

Residential students must arrive on Sunday by 3 p.m. while commuting students join the program Monday at 8 a.m.
Commuter Tuition: TBA by November 2013
Residential Tuition:

TBA by November 2013

Tuition payment plan information will be made available when registration opens.

Program Application & Registration

You must register by 5:00pm the Tuesday before your program is to begin.

Before completing your application, please review the Cancellation Policy | PDF and the expected MarineQuest Student Code of Conduct | PDF.

2014 Summer application coming soon!

Please Note: A completed application does not register you for your program. All applications will first be reviewed by the MarineQuest Staff and upon acceptance, you will receive an e-mail explaining the final step in the registration process.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page.
• Note that prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice.
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