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Click here to RegisterSaturday Morning Marine Explorers returns!  Join our MarineQuest staff for Saturday mornings filled with exciting scientific fun at the UNCW Center for Marine Science.  Each month we focus on a different theme as we get hands-on to explore sea creatures, marine habitats and ocean phenomena Click here for our code of conductthrough lab experiments, field activities, games, art and more.  Experience first-hand what it's like to be a true Marine Explorer!

  • Ages 7-10 - and Completed 1st Grade

  • 9:00am-12:00pm - One Saturday a Month

  • $65 for All 4 Sessions or $18 per Person per Session

Notes to Participants - Please send your child with his/her own light and healthy snack and drink for snack time.  Due to allergies please avoid snacks with peanuts.  

January 20, 2018: Wild Winter Wings

Get ready and gear up for an amazing journey with MarineQuest as we explore why all those geese and ducks are flying into town and learn how different birds survive harsh winter weather.

March 10, 2018: Luck of the I-Fish

Get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as we explore the ‘luck of the I-Fish’.  Uncover how lucky a fish must be to be to survive from fry to adult and learn how different cultures around the world believe fish can bring them good luck.

April 7, 2018: Rain-on April Showers!

This is the one Saturday that you will be excited about rain as we uncover how wet weather impacts our oceans.

May 12, 2018: Ocean Scum & Algal Blooms

Join MarineQuest as we investigate the microscopic world of phytoplankton to learn how they benefit and sometimes even harm the marine environment.

Useful Links

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Cancellation Policy

Due to the advance preparation and purchasing required for this program no refunds will be provided for the Marine Explorers program.