Dive into Marine Science with UNCW MarineQuest!
Discover the amazing world of modern marine science while exploring beautiful coastal habitats with our university-based summer academic enrichment programs.
Experience applied marine biology, chemistry, geology, physics, engineering and biotechnology while conducting field-based scientific investigations at the marsh, beach, fouling docks, and/or on a research vessel.
Start developing the skills and tools you will need to become a modern marine scientist by participating in laboratory and field-based research, and in a variety of water sports to enhance your learning, including: fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, boogie boarding, and/or scuba diving. All campers will contribute to a coastal community service project to give back to the marine environment. Past projects have included removing marine debris, building a living seashore, and monitoring plankton.
In order to ensure a quality experience, we have created a variety of different summer and school-year programs that are suited for appropriate ages, academic standing, and maturity levels. Check out our website to find a program right for you!
About UNCW MarineQuest
For more than 40 years, MarineQuest has been the official marine science outreach program for the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Watson College of Education, and the Center for Marine Science that provides 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!
Cost and Session Information
Costs and dates depend on desired session