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Must at least be enrolled in Kindergarten for fall and turn 5 by June 1st

Calling all bathing beauties!  Trade-in your legs for a tail fin and join us for a week of girl power exploring coastal habitats, discovering plants and animals that live in them, and searching for any signs of human impact.  Investigate some of the environmental issues that bring mermaids to tears.  Learn all about the legend of the mermaid and the lore of the manatee.

Field excursions include:

  • Going to the beach, marsh, fouling station, Center for Marine Science and NC Aquarium; featured marine organism is the manatee

Highlights include:

  • Each day observe marine organisms 
  • Learn how to identify dolphins and manatees
  • Conduct hands-on science experiments comparing adaptations of land animals to marine
  • Go seining and dip netting
  • Hunt for mermaids' purses
  • Enjoy story-time featuring Mermaid legends and lore
  • Visit Watson the whale. 

Program Dates and Tuition

Program Dates and Tuition
Day of Week: Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Friday pick-up/final presentation at 11:30 a.m.

Staff / Student Ratio: 1:8
Location: UNCW Campus - drop off at TBD
Summer 2019 Dates:

June 17 - 21

July 8 - 12

July 22 - 26

Tuition: $185
Gender: Female

Program Registration

You must register by 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday before your program is to begin.

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