MarineQuest

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What will students explore and discover? 


MISSION

Students will understand how forces of nature impact the NC coast of the past, present, and future, and be able to identify how forces of climate change act on the coast today.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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Join MarineQuest as we travel back in time to the age of giant prehistoric whales and discover how North Carolina's coast has changed over the years. While time traveling through our coastal habitats back to the future, Trekkies will use the tools of oceanography, meteorology and paleontology to experience first-hand how hurricanes and other forces of nature have created the coastline that we see today. Discover some of the key marine organisms that inhabit our coastal waters and learn about the importance of conserving our coastline.

PREREQUISITES 

  • Must have completed third grade and turn 9 by the start of the program.

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Meet a meteorologist to analyze the day’s weather and meet a climate scientist.
  • Use sensors to understand the scientific principles behind weather conditions.
  • Learn how our coast has changed over recent and geologic time scales through scientific observations.
  • Discover how climate impacts organisms’ adaptations on a kayaking adventure.
  • Conduct a fossil extraction from a simulated paleontological coastal site.
  • Travel by boat to a barrier island to apply GPS and mapping techniques to collect data.
  • Explore the beach zone on a boogie board and marsh with a snorkel while conducting fun hands-on science investigations.

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SCHEDULE

Monday - Friday

Sunday afternoon virtual orientation

TIME

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday Pick-Up: 12:15 PM

STAFF/STUDENT RATIO

1:10

LOCATION

UNCW Campus - Hamilton Lot

SUMMER 2022 SESSIONS

Week 1: June 12 - 17, 2022 (Full)

Week 8: July 31 - August 5, 2022 (Full)

TUITION COST

$390

OPTIONAL RESIDENTIAL  COST

$680 (Double Room)

RESIDENTIAL CHECK-IN

Sunday of program at 3:00 PM

GENDER

Co-ed

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 *Note that prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice.