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Congratulations to Former Youth Programs Engineering Instructor Zach Whitman!
Congratulations to former Youth Programs engineering instructor Zach Whitman for completing basic training with the US Airforce. Zach will be putting his computer and engineering skills to good use working on airplane technology systems.
Congratulations to Youth Programs Director, Dr. Sue Kezios!
Youth Programs Director, Dr. Sue Kezios is the recipient of a prestigious award from the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center. The organization has named Kezios the 2016 Outstanding Informal Educator in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education. To read more about it, click here.
Best Wishes to One of our Favorite Instructors, Sam!
Long time instructor and technology specialist Sam Candio is off to Alaska to begin a new career adventure with NOAA. Sam will be helping to map the ocean floor. We are really going to miss Sam but plan to stay in touch so that we can follow his activities aboard ship.
UNCW MarineQuest Receives NOAA Funding for Marine Debris Outreach Program
This fall UNCW MarineQuest will hit the road with its life-size inflatable whale classroom to educate upper elementary and middle school students about environmental issues related to marine debris. The yearlong project Traveling Through Trash: Coastal Migratory Animal Encounters with Marine Debris will serve rural schools in the coastal Carolinas. The goals of the project are to increase student awareness of the sources of marine debris and to encourage their participation in ocean stewardship. For more information contact Dr. Kezios.