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Contact Marinequest

MarineQuest Office




Register for Sea SI

By Phone: 910/962.3195


Program Information

Summer Confirmation Packet

What to Bring/Wear | PDF

MarineQuest Code of Conduct | PDF

Cancellation Policy | PDF




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Sea SI: Ages 9-10*

Must have completed 3rd* grade and turn 9 by June 1st

"Extra, extra read all about it: Fish found floating face down! Turtles turn up traumatized by trash! Dolphins discovered with damaged derma." Sea SI investigators will need all of their forensics skills to solve these headline grabbing crimes against marine organisms. Detectives will have to secure the crime scenes, collect evidence, interview witnesses, and identify suspects before they can close these case files.

Field excursions include:

  • Going to the beach, marsh, fouling station, coquina outcrop, Center for Marine Science, NC Aquarium, Sea Turtle hospital and more.

Highlights include:

  • Learn how to document a crime scene; dissect simulated sea turtle stomachs, analyze water samples; study dolphin fin identification techniques, cast mud prints; enjoy shallow water snorkeling; introduction to kayaking; learn how to use compound microscopes to detect harmful algal blooms; go fishing; discover biomechanics; write your own environmental protection laws.

 Program Dates and Tuition

Day of Week:

Monday - Friday


8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Friday pick-up at 12:00 p.m.

Staff / Child Ratio:

Location: UNCW Campus - drop off at Isaac Bear parking lot
Summer 2013 Dates:

Session 1: June 24 - 28 Session 2: July 8 - 12 Session 3: July 22 - 26
Session 4: July 29 - Aug 2*

Tuition: TBA by November 2013

*Sea SI Session 4 is open to students ages 8-10 who have completed 2nd grade and turn age 8 by June 1st.

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

Program Registration

Register for Sea SI
You must register by 5:00pm the Wednesday before your program is to begin.

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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