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Thank you for considering sending your child to our MarineQuest online summer programs! We strive to provide the best possible experience for your child during their time with us. In order to ensure a quality experience, we have created a variety of different interactive online programs that are suited for appropriate ages and maturity levels.

Please note: You must register by 5:00 p.m. 10 days* before your program is to begin. Prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice.

*If you discover our programs within that ten day window, and would like to speak with someone about the possibility of a late registration for the program, please email stembythesea@uncw.edu

Click on the links below to jump to the program you are interested in:

Ages 7-9:

Ages 10-13:

Ages 14-17:


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Must have completed 1st grade and turn 7 by the start of the program

Calling all Ocean Voyagers! Come set sail with MarineQuest for a weeklong journey as we discover the world of marine science. Our expeditions will include stops in the five fields of marine science- marine chemistry, marine geology, marine biology, physical oceanography, and marine technology! Together we will explore what makes ocean water unique, where the shifting sands on our planet come from, why ocean animals make their homes in different marine habitats, and venture into the deepest parts of the sea. Each day will feature a real-life marine scientist as well as interactive virtual experiences and hands-on activities to complete at home. Come aboard, from the comfort of your home port, and join us for a memorable adventure!

A typical DAY at Ocean Voyagers:

  • Morning, mid-day, and afternoon live Zoom* sessions featuring group activities hosted by our MarineQuest educators. These will be interspersed with hands-on activities that campers complete at home utilizing a STEM kit that MarineQuest provides for you.

Highlights:

  • Investigate the properties of salt and freshwater-Get messy with our water stacking challenge!
  • Create a miniature ocean in a bottle and study waves.
  • Discover how blue whales feed and see if you can eat as much
  • Build and operate a simple submarine
  • Receive a hands-on STEM activity kit to engage in learning at home

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Program Dates and Tuition

Program Dates and Tuition
Summer 2020 Dates:

July 12 - 17, 2020; July 26 - 31, 2020

Daily Logon Times: 9 am, 1 pm, 3:30 pm
Tuition: $165
Ages: 7-9
Gender: Co-ed
Click here to apply.

 

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Must have completed 4th grade and turn 10 by the start of the program

Calling all Ocean Voyagers! Come set sail with MarineQuest for a weeklong journey as we discover the world of marine science. Our expeditions will include stops in the five fields of marine science- marine chemistry, marine geology, marine biology, physical oceanography, and marine technology! Together we will explore what makes ocean water unique, where the shifting sands on our planet come from, why ocean animals make their homes in different marine habitats, and venture into the deepest parts of the sea. Each day will feature a real-life marine scientist as well as interactive virtual experiences and hands-on activities to complete at home. Come aboard, from the comfort of your home port, and join us for a memorable adventure!

A typical DAY at Ocean Voyagers:

  • Morning, mid-day, and afternoon live Zoom* sessions featuring group activities hosted by our MarineQuest educators. These will be interspersed with hands-on activities that campers complete at home utilizing a STEM kit that MarineQuest provides for you.

Highlights:

  • Investigate the properties of salt and freshwater-Take our density challenge to create currents of your own.
  • Create a miniature wave tank and conduct experiments
  • Discover the challenges marine mammals face while adventuring into the depths of the ocean
  • Build and operate a deep-sea submersible
  • Receive a hands-on STEM activity kit to engage in learning at home

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Program Dates and Tuition

Program Dates and Tuition
Summer 2020 Dates:

July 5 - 10, 2020; July 19 - 24, 2020; August 2 - 7, 2020

Daily Logon Times:
9 am, 1 pm, 3:30 pm
Tuition: $175
Ages: 10-13
Gender: Co-ed
Click here to apply.

 

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Must have completed 8th grade by the start of the program.

Think you want to be a marine biologist? How about an oceanographer? Maybe you prefer marine geologist? You can explore these marine scientific career options and more during our two-week O.C.E.A.N.S. Online program.  This unique summer enrichment program for high school age students consists of virtual interactive lessons, group collaborative work, and at home hands-on experiments to immerse you in the world of marine science.  You'll be amazed by the career options marine science has for you.

A typical DAY at O.C.E.A.N.S. on-line will include:

  • A morning AND afternoon 1.5-2-hour live Zoom meetings with our dedicated MarineQuest educators and professional marine scientists from UNCW’s Center for Marine Science.
  • 2 hours of at home experiments and activities to get you hands-on and engaged in relevant marine science research.

Highlights:

  • Prior to the start of the program each student will receive a kit filled with the majority of materials necessary to carry-out each activity.  You will be notified before the start of camp of any additional common household items you will need.
  • Hands-on exposure to the main fields of Marine Science including marine biology, marine geology, marine chemistry, physical oceanography, marine technology, marine ecology, and biotechnology.
  • Design and carryout your own plankton study with phytoplankton and zooplankton you will grow at home and present your research findings at a virtual science conference!
  • Build your own paper Foldscope to magnify specimens and samples 140X.
  • Go on virtual field trips to collect and analyze data at the beach, marsh, and out on an oceanographic research cruise.
  • Meet and engage with UNCW faculty and scientists to learn about their research contributions to the field of marine science.
  • Collaborate with other students remotely to carry out experiments, discuss findings, and create a poster to be presented on the final celebratory day of the course.
  • Utilize the online learning platform used by UNCW college students.

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Program Dates and Tuition

Program Dates and Tuition
Summer 2020 Dates:

July 5-17, 2020 - FULL; July 19-31, 2020

Daily Logon Times:

Morning Session: 9am - 11am; Afternoon Session: 2pm - 4pm

Tuition: $370
Ages: 14-17
Gender: Co-ed
Click here to apply.

 

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