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Contact Marinequest

(910) 962-2640


Program Reservation

No current programs scheduled. Contact MarineQuest at if you are interested in scheduling a program with us.


UNCW MarineQuest Girl Scouts participants

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MarineQuest Girl Scouts Jamboree

From Shore to Sea Patch Program

Various programs for Girl Scouts ages 11-17

Does you troop or individual scout want to join the MarineQuest staff for a day of exploring the marine habitats of coastal Wilmington and participate in lab experiments at the UNCW Center for Marine Science, but is too small for a private group reservation? If so the MarineQuest Girl Scouts Jamboree is for you!

Join the MarineQuest staff for a day exploring the marine habitats of coastal Wilmington and participate in lab experiments at the UNCW Center for Marine Science geared towards the Girl Scouts Shore to Sea Patch. The day will begin at the UNCW Center for Marine Science where Girl Scouts will learn about the variety of careers involved in marine science (CE,1) and become marine scientists in the MarineQuest lab as they participate in a variety of customized activities. They may have a chance to view the Gulf Stream display and discuss how this underwater current influences our local weather (SB,3). Or perhaps they will become marine geologists as they examine sands from around North America (SB,2) or marine chemists as they discover how to get fresh water from sea water(T,4). During the afternoon this program heads out for a variety of field activities where Girls Scouts will explore various coastal habitats such as sandy beaches (SB,1) and the salt marsh(SB,1). Each Jamboree is age-level specific, so the exact lab and field activities that await your scout are determined by their Girl Scout membership level; however all of our Jamboree programs are a full-day of fun, adventure and learning!

This program will allow Girl Scouts to fulfill many of the requirements for this Patch except for Service Project component which can be completed after the MarineQuest program.

MarineQuest does not provide patches. A certificate of completed requirements will be provided. Girl Scouts should provide the completed certificate to a Scout Master who can then issue individual patches.

Program Information

Fall 2015 Program Schedule:

Date: TBA - No current programs scheduled
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages/Grades: TBA
Location: UNCW Center for Marine Science and various local field sites
Cost: $40.00 per scout ($10.00 fee for accompanying adults) - includes lunch
Registration: Registration is open to troops no matter how small, however reservations for individuals within a troop and/or accompanying adults must be made by the official troop leader. Contact the MarineQuest office for more information 910/962-2640.

Sample Schedule*

9:00 am Meet at the Center for Marine Science
9:30 am Tour of CMS Facility – Identify careers in Marine Science (CE 1) & (SB 3)
10:00 am

Lab Activities 

“Sands Around the World” (SB 2)

“From Sea Water to Fresh Water: Experiment” (T 4)

11:15 am

Marine Technology and Ocean Concerns

ROV “Exploring the Deep” (T 2)

12:15 pm Lunch at the Center for Marine Science
1:15 pm Coquina Outcrop - Rocky Shoreline Exploration (SB 1)
2:30 pm Sound-side Marsh Exploration (CE 5)
4:00 pm Wrap-up and Departure

*Represents a sample schedule - activity topics and times will change based on specific program ages, grades, and goals.


• Note that prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice.
• Questions? Call 910.962.2640 or send an e-mail to
• Minimum enrollment of 25 individuals required for program to run.


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