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Fall 2022: Sea SPAM

Spring 2023 Dates coming soon!

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Each month we’ll explore a different marine science topic and discover fascinating facts. We’ll have fun and get messy doing science, eating pizza, creating art, and watching a movie. These 5-star evenings are just the ticket for oceans of fun!

Sea SPAM: Science. Pizza. Art. Movie.

  • Recommend for ages 6 - 9, 1st - 4th grade level.
  • 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. one Saturday evening a month.
  • Sign up for our exciting programs for the following dates:
  • Cost Per Student: $30 each Saturday (Includes pizza.)
  • Location - UNCW Center for Marine Science

Cancellation Policy: Due to the advance preparation and purchasing required for this program, NO REFUNDS will be provided for Sea S.P.A.M.

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FULL! December 10, 2022: Antarctic Antics 

Take a virtual cruise to the Southern Hemisphere at this session of Sea SPAM and explore penguin ecology and research.  Ever wonder why penguins have babies around the holiday season and why its summer down under when its winter at home?  Answer this question and more!  Investigate how Antarctica is being impacted by climate change and how this is impacting penguin populations, eat pizza and make some holiday goodies. 

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*Registration will close Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 5 PM. 


Spring 2023: Sea GEMS

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UNCW MarineQuest Sea GEMS school year program provides girls ages 12-14 the opportunity to dive into marine science one Saturday morning a month.  Each program explores a different field of marine science and highlights female scientists from UNCW and across the marine science community.

Sea GEMS

  • Recommend for ages 12 - 14, 7th - 8th grade level.
  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. one Saturday morning a month.
  • Sign up for our exciting program for the following dates:
  • Cost Per Student: $25 each Saturday
  • Location 
    • January 28th - Drop-off at Center for Marine Science

Cancellation Policy: Due to the advance preparation and purchasing required for this program, NO REFUNDS will be provided for Sea GEMS.

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January 28, 2023: Water Quality 

Water, water everywhere, everything needs it to live.  This precious resource is under stress!  Join MarineQuest to look at water issues in Coastal NC.  We will learn how scientists’ study environmental water quality and how their recommendations impact our daily lives. 

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*Registration will close Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 5 PM.