Ocean Explorers

Grades K-12

Spend a half-day at the UNCW Center for Marine Science understanding the dynamic field of marine science through interactive classroom and lab activities. Our hands-on approach to learning allows students the opportunity to get involved and stay engaged. School groups may select one of the following tracks while attending the Marine Explorers program:


Agendas are based on state and national education standards, including ocean literacy principles, and many highlight UNCW faculty research.

Due to limited lab space, the Ocean Explores program is limited to 55 participants. If your school groups exceeds our maximum capacity, please call MarineQuest to discuss a variety of split group options.

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Program Reservations

School programs are offered from September to May. To make a school reservation or to request a program date reservation, please complete the Program Reservation Request Form. After submitting your program form, please follow-up with an e-mail or by phone to verify that it has been received marinequest@uncw.edu or 910/962.2640.

Note that prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice.
Questions? Call 910.962.2640 or send an e-mail marinequest@uncw.edu

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