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NC Science Festival Event: Surf-n-Science

Join Odysea Surf and Kiteboard School for a day of STEM at the beach! Odysea has partnered with MarineQuest for the past several years to provide outstanding surf instruction to our campers. Now its your turn to see what Surf-n-Science is all about and support the state Science Festival's initiative to explore the STEM of sports. This event is free but does require registration. Please contact Odysea at 910-458-7100 or visit their contact page.

MarineQuest is excited about the opening of the UNCW CREST Research Park

MarineQuest and the UNCW Center for Marine Science are excited about the opening of the UNCW CREST Research Park. The facility will be used to hasten the development of academic research into marketable products and technologies through private-public partnerships.

For more information view the opening day program.

Marine Explorers Registration Open!

The registration for our popular Saturday Morning Marine Explorers program has opened. 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!

Please visit our Saturday Morning Marine Explorers Registration to register for the series.

MarineQuest featured on website eHow

The popular do-it-yourself website eHow has featured UNCW's MarineQuest program in an article titled "Marine Camps for kids" where writer Jennifer Leigh discusses several camps where kids can go to learn marine science.

MarineQuest welcomes a new quester!

MarineQuest Director Janie McAuliffe's new addition, Baby Louis.

Director Janie McAuliffe is proud to welcome a new addition to the MarineQuest family. Louis Liam McAuliffe was born on April 29th and weighed 5 pounds and 7 ounces.

As you can see, he is already practicing so that he will be a pro by the time he comes to Surf and Science.


MarineQuest has largest enrollment yet!

Here at MarineQuest, we are excited and grateful to our parents and campers who have helped us to have our largest enrollment in MarineQuest history. We are excited that we have been able to work and learn with so many young campers from so many different places, both nation- and worldwide!

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