Wave breaking news

Registration now open for Fall Weekend Programs!

Congratulations to Youth Programs Director, Dr. Sue Kezios, on her Outstanding Informal Educator Award!

UNCW MarineQuest Recieves NOAA Funding for Marine Debris Outreach Program.

MarineQuest Event Calendar

September 9 - Home-at-Sea

September 17 - Saturday Morning Marine Explorers and Sea GEMS

October 15 - Saturday Morning Marine Explorers and Sea GEMS

October 21 - Home-at-Sea

November 18 - Home-at-Sea

November 19 - Saturday Morning Marine Explorers and Sea GEMS

December 9 - Home-at-Sea

December 17 - Saturday Morning Marine Explorers and Sea GEMS

Marine Science Summer Camps and Summer Programs – UNC Wilmington MarineQuest

Welcome to MarineQuest!

MarineQuest is the official marine science outreach program for the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Watson College of Education, and the Center for Marine Science providing young people with opportunities to explore, discover and value our marine habitats. Whether you experience MarineQuest as a summer camper exploring the ocean or as a student on a school field trip discovering the marsh, the outcome is the same: MarineQuest is more than just another day at the beach; MarineQuest is making waves in environmental education!

My daughter Tess loved everything about her experience at MarineQuest... It was clear not only that she enjoyed your program, but that she learned an extraordinary amount. -Deborah B, parent

MarineQuest Fall Weekend Programs

Registration Now Open!

Join MarineQuest this fall for our exciting weekend programs for ages 7 - 14! Enjoy scientific fun with Saturday Morning Marine Explorers! Explore the ABSeas of Marine Science with Home-at-Sea! Meet, learn and serve with some truly inspirational female marine scientists with Sea GEMS!

MarineQuest School Programs

Experience the wonders of the coast with your students through hands-on inquiry-based classroom, field, and lab activities. All of our lessons are based on state and national education standards, including Ocean Literacy Principles, and highlight the different fields of study that make up marine science. We offer three academic enrichment programs focusing on the marine science of our coastal environments: Ocean Explorers, Coastal Encounters and Coast-to-Classroom.

MarineQuest Summer Academic Enrichment Programs

Have you ever wanted to spend a week learning about Marine Biology... Are you interested in exploring what careers await you as a Marine Scientist... Would you be interested in scuba diving into places that SCUBA magazine has called a “world-class collection of wrecks”... If so, then MarineQuest Summer Camps are for YOU! 

Have you ever wanted the chance to operate a real underwater remotely operated vehicle... Are you interested in working with professional research scientists exploring the fields of Marine Biology, Marine Geology, Ocean Chemistry, Physical Oceanography and Marine Biotechnology... Would you be interested in cruising the ocean on a university operated research vessel... If so, then MarineQuest Summer Camps are for YOU!

MarineQuest summer camps are designed to make the learning process fun and engaging while providing real hands-on, field-based opportunities for students ages 4 to 17. MarineQuest offers over 30 unique curriculum programs that are age appropriate and include a variety of topics that are sure to please. For a complete listing of our summer enrichment programs visit our summer camps page.


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