UNC Wilmington Marine Science Programs News and Events - MarineQuest

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Registration Now Open for Summer 2017!

Please visit our summer programs page to learn more about what is being offered and check out our New Programs for Summer 2017. MarineQuest Summer 2017 Programs

UNCW MarineQuest and NOAA Marine Debris Outreach Program a "huge" success!

During the 2015-2016 school year, UNCW MarineQuest 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 served over 10,000 students in rural schools in the coastal Carolinas. The goals of the project were to increase student awareness of the sources of marine debris and to encourage their participation in ocean stewardship. Surprise findings included a lack of geographic knowledge of students coastal location.  For more information contact Dr. Kezios.

Congratulations 2017 Blue Heron Bowl Winners!

The team from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics took first place at this year's regional Ocean Sciences Bowl. Thirteen teams from around the state and a guest team from Tennessee participated. This year's first prize was a fish shaped skateboard made from recycled derelict fishing nets. Can't wait to host the bowl again next year!