Marine Science Day Camps - UNC Wilmington MarineQuest service learning

MarineQuest Service Learning Programs

MarineQuest is dedicated to giving back to the community and marine environment. By participating in one of our programs specifically geared toward service learning, students gain real hands-on experience that will give them a solid understanding of marine science and lead to a better marine world. We offer a variety of programs including single gender, commuter, residential, and multi-week.

Click on each program name below for details and descriptions.

MarineQuest Summer Camp girls in marsh

Sea GEMS (girls only, ages 12-14)

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.

MarineQuest summer camp boy participants using microscopes

Sea LAB (boys only, ages 12-14)

From SCUBA to AUVs, ocean exploration has challenged men for decades. Discover their scientific achievements and how they changed the way we explore the marine environment.

MarineQuest Summer Camps at UNCW students in the marsh

Oceans-17 (age 17)

Become an ocean leader with Oceans 17 where serious marine science enthusiasts conduct lab and field based experimental research while gaining hands on experience from UNCW researchers.

Program Application & Registration

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

To apply for any of our service learning programs, you must complete the MarineQuest Summer Program Application. Visit the information page for your chosen program to access its application.

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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