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Sea Sports Science Olympiad: Ages 11-14
Must have completed 5th grade and turn 11 by June 1st
Spend a week with MarineQuest trying out some fun ocean water sports - including snorkeling, boogie boarding, kayaking, surfing and fishing - while you also learn about underlying scientific principles that can help you succeed in Science Olympiad events. Discover the shock value of boogie boarding when you design and build a wave generator to create electricity. Explore meteorology and learn how to predict the perfect conditions for a big wave while you go surfing. Investigate whether or not the water quality is fine for fishing. Hunt for invasive species while you snorkel along our coast. Kayak to two different bridges and study their structures. Then return to the lab and use your observations to build the strongest boomleaver possible. This camp is sure to be a gold medal winner!
Field excursions include:
- Going to the beach, marsh, intercoastal waterway, fouling station, coquina outcrop, and Center for Marine Science.
- Kayaking in the intercoastal waterway;
boogie board oceanography; shallow water snorkeling to observe coastal
erosion; surfing; improve your map skills; learn how to use GPS; use
weather instruments; build a model wave generator; try surf fishing;
gain practice in at least 6 science olympiad events.
Program Dates and Tuition
Day of Week:
|Monday - Friday|
|8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. p/u on Friday is at 12:30 p.m.|
Staff / Child Ratio:
|Location:||UNCW Campus - drop off at Isaac Bear parking lot|
|Summer 2013 Dates:||
August 5 - 9
|Commuter Tuition:||$375, before May 1st; $410, after May 1st|
You must register by 5:00pm the Tuesday before your program is to begin.
To apply for Coast Trek, you must complete the MarineQuest Summer Program Application. See the links below to begin your application process.
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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