Sea Chums dissecting a fish

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Sea Chums student investigaing the salt marsh wildlife


Sea Chums: Ages 7-8

Must have completed first grade and turn 7 by June 1st

Hey Sea Chums - take the bait and get hooked on all things fishy!
Explore the different habitats where fish live and find out how their needs are met. Discover how the saltmarsh serves as a fish nursery and learn about life cycles. Monitor weather patterns and research how they impact seasonal fish migrations. Investigate the differences between fresh-water and salt-water fish and learn about buoyancy. Compare boney-fish to cartilaginous fish (a big word for SHARK) in our anatomy lab. Discover the importance of yucky fish slime during a catch and release session at the dock. Learn how even a kid like you can help support sustainable fisheries.

New for Summer 2016 - Sea Chums is now a full day program!

Field excursions include:

  • Going to the beach, marsh, fouling community, Center for Marine Science, and a fish market

Highlights include:

  • Learn how to how to monitor weather patterns; go seining and dip netting in the marsh; enjoy saltwater fishing; conduct simple dissections and hands-on science experiments; study marine organisms life cycles.

Program Dates and Tuition

Day of Week:

Tuesday - Friday (Session 1)

Monday - Friday (Session 2)


8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Friday pick-up/final presentation at 12:00 p.m.

Staff / Student Ratio:

Location: UNCW Campus - drop off at Isaac Bear Early College

Summer 2016 Dates:

Session 1 (4 day program):

Session 2 (5 day program)


$230 (Session 1): July 5 - 8 Full

$290 (Session 2): August 1 - 5

Gender: Co-ed

Program Registration

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

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