Watson Chronicle

WATSON COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Programs for P-12 Students

UNCW’s Youth Programs Introduces Ocean S.E.R.V.E for Teens

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

MarineQuest Ocean S.E.R.V.E.

During summer 2014, MarineQuest launched Ocean S.E.R.V.E., a new leadership program for teens. The program provides highly motivated teens with a summer environmental research and volunteer experience. Participants engaged in community service projects that benefit our coastal habitats, including oyster reef restoration, marsh grass plantings, phytoplankton monitoring, and marine debris mapping and clean up. The teens also constructed protective cages for sea turtle nests and donated them to the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital. They documented their service activities throughout the week and created a public service announcement that was premiered at the parent presentation on the final day.

For information,  visit www.uncw.edu/marinequest/oceanserve.html