Students investigating climate change at UNCW MarineQuest Summer Camp

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Will be available Fall 2014 for Summer 2015


Cancellation Policy | PDF



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Climate Change Academy: Ages 14-17

Must have completed 8th grade and turn 14 by June 1st

Join MarineQuest as we explore the science behind the headlines of the controversial topic: Climate Change. Investigate how scientists collect data on climate conditions and research data from the past contained in (ice) cores and fossils. Participate in a CORMP research cruise to checkout an active buoy and discuss current methods in ocean monitoring with one of their scientist. Discover how climate change is impacting our coastline and the key species that migrate along it, including sea turtles and whales. Explore some of the more promising initiatives that scientists are employing to try and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Work in service learning teams to create public service announcements to share with the community on relevant topics such as sea level rise, ocean temperature fluctuations, ocean acidification, dead zones, food chains, or coral bleaching. This week is sure to be newsworthy!

Field excursions include:

  • Going to the beach, salt marsh, ocean research cruise, Sea Turtle Hospital, and Center for Marine Science, and other marine facilities.

Highlights include:

  • Research cruise with trawl; beach profiling; kayaking; marsh seining; analyze water samples; tour sea turtle hospital; surfing lesson.

Program Dates and Tuition

Day of Week:

Monday - Friday


8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
P ick-up on Friday is at 12:30 p.m.

Staff / Child Ratio:

Location: UNCW Campus - Commuter drop off at Isaac Bear parking lot

Summer 2015 Dates:

TBD, Will be posted Fall 2014


TBD, Will be posted Fall 2014

Gender: Co-ed

Click here for tuition payment plan information

Program Application & Registration

You must register by 5:00pm the Tuesday before your program is to begin.

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

To complete the teacher recommendation, please have your teacher click here to submit their teacher recommendation (link will be available Fall 2014 for Summer 2015).

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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