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WATSON COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Programs for P-12 Students

Students from Michigan Participate in MarineQuest over Spring Break

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Twelvehigh school students from the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (ASHMI) arrived in Wilmington on March 14 for a week of marine science exploration and participation in UNCW's MarineQuest program.

MarineQuest is one of 12 hands-on learning experiences that were offered to students in spring 2015 through the Academy's Project Term program. Project Term, an integral part of the school's curriculum since 1974, provides students enrolled in the Upper School exposure to and increased awareness of various communities and cultures as well as hands-on learning in a variety of fields.

MarineQuest has been part of ASHMI's Project Term program for many years. Other recent projects have included trips to the Amazon, Nicaragua and Washington D.C.

MarineQuest provides students with opportunities to explore, discover and value our marine habitats through scuba diving explorations and visits to the marsh. Students also learn about marine technology, marine ecosystems, marine biology and more.

This year, students kept a blog of their experiences. To view their MarineQuest adventures, visit Http://Ashptcarolina15.blogspot.com.

MarineQuest, the official marine science outreach program for UNCW, the Watson College of Education and the Center for Marine Science, offers year-round academic enrichment opportunities for youth of all ages. For information, visit http://www.uncw.edu/marinequest.