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Must be enrolled in Kindergarten for Fall and turn 5 by June 1st

* Half-day camp

Hey Sea Chums - take the bait and get hooked on all things fishy! Explore the different habitats where fish live and find out how their needs are met. Discover how the saltmarsh serves as a fish nursery and learn about life cycles. Monitor weather patterns and research how they impact seasonal fish migrations. Investigate the differences between fresh-water and salt-water fish and learn about buoyancy. Compare boney-fish to cartilaginous fish (a big word for SHARK) in our anatomy lab. Discover the importance of yucky fish slime during a catch and release session at the dock. Learn how even a kid like you can help support sustainable fisheries.

Field excursions include:

  • Going to the marsh, fouling community, fresh water pond, Center for Marine Science, NC Aquarium, and a fish market

Highlights include:

  • Learn how to how to monitor weather patterns; go seining and dip netting in the marsh; enjoy saltwater and freshwater fishing; conduct simple dissections and hands-on science experiments; study the fish life cycles.

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:



UNCW Campus - TBD

Summer 2019 Dates:

June 31 - July 5

July 29 - August 2





Program Registration

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

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