MarineQuest

Sea Sport Science (Ages 11 - 14) heading banner
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What will students explore and discover? 


MISSION

Students will understand how science contributes to recreational natural resource management and safety practices when exploring coastal systems.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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Join MarineQuest for a high energy week of sea sports!  Surf, paddle board, kayak, snorkel, and fish.  Review weather and tide conditions each day and learn how these predictions are made.  Examine tidal forces and how they impact recreational activities in the salt marsh and even the beach. Understand the science behind fishing regulations by collecting population data and simulating different fishing technologies.  Explore the world of physics by collecting real time data while surfing and boogie boarding and get experience identifying beach front hazards.  Learn the science and safety measures you need to know when recreating outdoors. 

PREREQUISITES 

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

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Discover how the sun is the ultimate energy source that drives waves.
  • Build a weather station and use weather maps to make predictions.
  • Investigate water quality parameters and learn how standards are set.
  • Explore tidally influenced habitats and learn how tides are predicted and measured.
  • Learn to surf and paddle board with Odysea Surf School!  Learn more about Odysea Surf and their non-profit Ocean Cure.

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SCHEDULE

Commuter: Monday - Friday

Residential: Sunday - Friday

TIME

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday Pick-Up: 12:30 PM

STAFF/STUDENT RATIO

1:10

LOCATION

UNCW Campus - TBD

SUMMER SESSIONS

Week 3: June 25 - 30, 2023

Week 6: July 16 - 21, 2023

ACADEMIC COST

$500

OPTIONAL RESIDENTIAL  COST

Academic + Residential ($730)

Total Cost $1,230

RESIDENTIAL CHECK-IN

Sunday of program at 3:00 PM

GENDER

Co-ed

REGISTRATION

You must register two weeks prior to the start of the program. 

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