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Contact Marinequest

MarineQuest Office

910/962.2640

marinequest@uncw.edu

 

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Program Information

Cancellation Policy | PDF

Ocean Lab Brochure

Ocean Lab | PDF

 

 residential information

MarineQuest Airline Information

The MarineQuest staff is more than happy to pick-up and drop-off students at Wilmington International Airport at no cost. An airline request form is required (see above link for more details).

Residential FAQ's

• Linens are provided - DO NOT bring sheets, pillows, and blankets. 

• Laundry facilities are available at no cost - bring detergent

• No electronic equipment (other than cell phones) is allowed.

What to Bring/Wear | PDF

 

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Ocean Lab: Ages 13-14

Must have completed 7th grade and turn 13 by June 1st    

Spend a week at Ocean Lab immersing yourself in the fantastic field of marine biology. Explore the biodiversity of the ocean, from the tiniest microbes to the largest whale, and discover some of the key species inhabiting our coastal waters, including sharks, sea turtles, whales, and local fishes. Learn about the important role that ocean chemistry, geology and physics plays in supporting marine life while conducting field studies in that great big outdoor lab we call an ocean.

Field excursions include:

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

Highlights include:

  • Research cruise with trawl; comparative fish, arthropod, mollusk, and echinoderm dissections; kayaking; boogie board oceanography; shallow water snorkeling; marsh seining; take core samples for benthic invertebrate analysis; analyze water samples; tour sea turtle hospital; explore rocky outcrops

 Program Dates and Tuition

Day of Week:

Sunday / Monday - Friday

Time:

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

Staff / Child Ratio:

1:10
Location: UNCW Campus - Commuter drop off at Isaac Bear parking lot
Summer 2014 Dates:

Session 1: June 15 - 20 Registration Closed

Session 2: June 22 - 27 Registration Closed

Session 3: July 6 - 11 Registration Closed

Session 4: July 13 - 18 Registration Closed

Session 5: July 20 - 25 Registration Closed

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

$505

Residential Tuition:

$795

Gender: Co-ed

Click here for tuition payment plan information

Program Application & Registration

Apply Online

You must register by 5:00pm the Tuesday 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 teacher 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 final step in the registration process.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page.
• Note that prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice.
• Questions? Call 910.962.2640 or send an e-mail to marinequest@uncw.edu.
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