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Program Information

Cancellation Policy | PDF

Sea g.e.m.s. Brochure

Sea G.E.M.S. | 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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MarineQuest summer camp leadership program's teenage girls on research boat

Sea G.E.M.S: Girls Only Ages 12-14

Girls Exploring Marine Science - Leadership Academy

Must have completed 6th grade and turn 12 by June 1st

Swim in the wake of some truly inspirational marine scientists with Sea G.E.M.S. (Girls Exploring Marine Science) as you explore the contributions women have made to our understanding of the ocean. Discover their scientific achievements and learn how they have changed the way we explore the marine environment. Begin your own journey from bikini to wetsuit by participating in a research cruise, operating an ROV, investigating morphological adaptations in marine life, and exploring Discover Scuba Diving (no prior experience necessary). Did you know female faculty, associates, and students at UNCW are actively conducting research on topics such as marine mammals, sea turtles, corals, antarctic penguins, deep sea ecology, aquaculture, and more–and include an original member of the all-woman aquanauts team who served on the Tektite II mission?  Meet and learn from some of these ocean jewels with Sea G.E.M.S.!

Note: This year Session 1 of Sea G.E.M.S. will be offered the week of Independence Day. As such we will be running this special Friday-Wednesday agenda to allow students to be with their families Friday July 4th.

Field excursions include:

  • Ocean research cruise; Fantasy Lake SCUBA park; exploring coastal habitats; field trips to the beach, UNCW Center for Marine Science, Sea Turtle Hospital, and other marine facilities.

Highlights include:

  • Participate in a research cruise with trawl. Get real hands-on experience with some of the latest research tools such as Vernier probeware and data collectors. Try out diving by participating in a Discover SCUBA diving course. Operate a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) as you explore ocean technology. Learn how to map the ocean floor and analyze side scan sonar data.  Develop skills and confidence in leadership roles.  Discover the accomplishments of women in marine science.  Meet inspirational female marine scientists. 

Program Dates and Tuition

Day of Week:

Session 1: Friday - Wednesday

Session 2: Sunday - Friday

Time:

Wednesday and Friday pick-up is at 12:30 p.m.

Staff / Child Ratio:

1:10

SCUBA 1:4
Location: UNCW Campus
Summer 2014 Dates:

Session 1: June 27 - July 2 Registration Closed

Session 2: July 6 - 11 Registration Closed

Session 2: Residential and Commuter students will both join the program Sunday at 4:30, with class from 5-6. Commuter students will be required to arrive at 7 AM on Monday and 8 AM Tuesday - Friday.
Residential Tuition:

$875

Commuter Tuition: $655

Tuition payment plan information will be made available when registration opens.

Program Application & Registration

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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.

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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