MarineQuest

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What will students explore and discover? 


MISSION

Students will understand that women are leaders in the field of marine science conducting research across the breadth of the field and be able to identify some of their scientific contributions.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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Swim in the wake of some truly inspirational marine scientists as you explore the contributions women have made to our understanding of the ocean. Discover their scientific achievements and learn how they have changed the way we explore the marine environment. Begin your own journey from bikini to wetsuit by participating in a research cruise, operating an ROV, investigating morphological and behavioral adaptations in marine life.  Did you know female faculty, associates, and students at UNCW are actively conducting research on topics such as marine mammals, sea turtles, corals, shark brains, and so much more. Meet and learn from some of these ocean jewels with Sea GEMS!

PREREQUISITES 

  • Must have completed 5th grade and turn 11 by the start of the program.

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Participate in a research cruise and collect oceanographic data.
  • Discover the accomplishments of women in marine science past and present.
  • Explore coastal habitats with female UNCW faculty and graduate students and experience their research firsthand.
  • Conduct a marine debris service-learning project, and
  • Develop skills and confidence for leadership roles.

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SCHEDULE

Monday - Friday

Sunday afternoon virtual orientation

TIME

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday Pick-Up: 12:30 PM

STAFF/STUDENT RATIO

1:10

LOCATION

UNCW Campus - Hamilton Lot

SUMMER 2022 SESSIONS

Week 3: June 26 - July 1, 2022 (Full)

TUITION COST

$540

OPTIONAL RESIDENTIAL  COST

$680 (Double Room)

RESIDENTIAL CHECK-IN

Sunday of program at 3:00 PM

GENDER

Girl-centered

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