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Fall 2021: Sea S.P.A.M.

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 S.P.A.M.: Science. Pizza. Art. Movie.

  • Recommend for ages 6 - 9 & 10 - 12
  • 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. one Saturday evening a month.
  • Sign up for our exciting program for the following dates:
    • September 18 - Deep-Sea Marine Debris
    • October 16 - Twilight Zone Creeps of the Deep
    • November 13 - Seafood Thanksgiving 
    • December 11 - Candy Cane Critters of the Sea
  • Cost Per Student: $24 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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October 16, 2021 - Twilight Zone Creeps of the Deep


Join MarineQuest as we adventure into the ocean’s Twilight zone and discover the weird and wonderful creatures that live there, from vampire squid to the bristlemouth fish! Investigate the “glow-in-the-dark” organisms that inhabit this mysterious area of the ocean, and explore how they use bioluminescence to communicate in the deep-sea

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November 14 - Seafood Thanksgiving


Did you know that Thanksgiving hasn’t always included turkeys, mash potatoes, and pumpkin pie? Join MarineQuest as we explore the bountiful harvest the ocean provides and discover what the Pilgrims ate at the first Thanksgiving!  Learn about the ecological importance of migratory eels and sedentary oysters.  Investigate their internal anatomy and build your own eel and oyster models.

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December 11 - Candy Cane Critters of the Sea


Get in the holiday spirit with MarineQuest as we explore festive sea creatures from peppermint shrimp to Christmas tree worms! Uncover if there are advantages to being red and white for ocean animals or if they just love the holidays as much as we do. Create your ocean-themed holiday decorations shellabrate!

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