*When applying, select Ocean Lab for question 3. Specify elsewhere on application that you are applying for Ocean S.E.R.V.E
Cancellation Policy | PDF
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).
• 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
Ocean S.E.R.V.E: Ages 14-17
Must have completed 8th grade and turn 14 by June 1st
MarineQuest's Summer Environmental Research and Volunteer Experience (S.E.R.V.E.) is your chance to give back to the ocean. Spend each day in the field collecting data on coastal habitat health. Upload data to a national website responsible for monitoring ocean conditions. Engage in community service projects focused on restoring oyster reefs and planting marsh grasses. Help monitor sea turtle nesting. Conduct a marine debris study and create a PSA about human impacts.
Field excursions include:
- Participate in a research cruise and explore Discover Scuba Diving (no experience necessary).
- Interact with UNCW scientists, students and other community workers to restore coastal habitat; use field equipment to monitor environmental health
Program Dates and Tuition
Day of Week:
|Sunday / Monday - Friday|
|8 a.m. - 3:45* p.m.
Pick up on Friday 12:30 PM.
Staff / Child Ratio:
|Location:||UNCW Campus - drop off at Isaac Bear parking lot|
|Summer 2014 Dates:||
July 20 - July 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 note: On Wednesday, students will need to be returned to campus after afternoon check-out for a Discover Scuba session.
You must register by 5:00pm the Wednesday before your program is to begin.
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.
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