student building a ROV

TECHNOcean: Ages 11-13

Must have completed 5th grade and turn 11 by June 1st

Join MarineQuest as we explore the exciting fields of marine technology and coastal environmental engineering. Tour the Battleship North Carolina with marine engineers, and discover why gyroscopes are necessary on a ship. Assemble and operate working ROVs to explore under water. Engineer a simple hydrophone to listen to the sounds of the sea. Travel by boat to an undeveloped barrier island and learn how scientists use global satellite positioning (GPS) to track ocean animals. Investigate the effectiveness of natural and artificial barriers that engineers use to protect our coastlines. Research the pros and cons of coastal wind energy while building a working wind turbine. This camp is designed to engineer ocean tech fun!

Field excursions include:

  • Exploring coastal habitats by kayak; Take field trips to the beach, marsh, fouling communities, Center for Marine Science, Battleship North Carolina, and other marine locations.

Highlights include:

  • Learn how scientists track marine animals through satellite global positioning, use GPS tracking to find simulated animal nesting areas, discover the sounds under the sea as you build your own hydrophone. Use waterproof drop cameras to survey the diversity around fouling communities. Participate in boogie board oceanography, shallow water snorkeling and more…

Program Dates and Tuition

Day of Week:

Sunday / Monday - Friday


8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Friday pick up/final presentation at 12:30 p.m.

Residential students must arrive on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. while commuting students join the program Monday at 8:00 a.m.

Staff / Student Ratio:

Location: UNCW Campus
Summer 2018 Dates: TBD

Commuter Tuition:


Residential Tuition: $830
Gender: Co-ed

Program Application & Registration

You must register by 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday before your program is to begin.

Before completing your application, please review the Cancellation Policy | PDFand the expected MarineQuest Student Code of Conduct | PDF.

To complete the teacher recommendation, please have your teacher click here  to submit their recommendation.

Please Note: A completed application does not register you for your program. All applications will first be reviewed by the MarineQuest Staff and upon acceptance, you will receive an e-mail explaining the next step in the registration process.

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