Coastal & Marine Sciences

Family strolls along coast


Community engagement and service are integral components of UNCW’s commitment to applied learning, scholarship and high-impact student experiences. Coastal and marine sciences faculty, staff and students welcome opportunities to share their expertise outside of the classroom to address community needs, solve problems and study complex policy issues.

Educational programs like the popular MarineQuest teach K-12 students about the coastal environment they inhabit and the wonders of the waters offshore. Faculty and studnets also provide learning activities for schools throughout he Cape Fear region.