Wave breaking news
Summer 2013 Program Registration is now open!
Summer Employment Opportunities are now available!
Saturday Marine Program Series
is now open!
MarineQuest has a new mascot:
|MarineQuest Event Calendar|
|Marvelous Marine Mammas:||Sat. May 4th|
|Summer Enrichment Camps Begin:||Sun. June 16|
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!
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.