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Fall 2020 Programs

With an abundance of caution due to the COVID-10 pandemic and in the spirit of community cooperation, we are offering Fall 2020 MarineQuest Saturday Family Adventures in Marine Science online.

FAMS: Family Adventures in Marine Science

  • Geared toward students in 1st through 6th grade and their parents
  • Must have completed kindergarten
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. one Saturday a month online
  • Registration is for one login only (to ensure effective delivery of the program and positive interactions with our participants). 
  • Sign up for our exciting 3 series program for the following dates:
    • October 24, 2020
    • November 21, 2020
    • December 12, 2020
  • Cost per family: $70
    • Includes 1 stem kit
    • Additional stem kits can be purchased for $25 each

October 24, 2020 - Bewitching Bioluminescence 


Join MarineQuest as we voyage to the depths of the pitch-black ocean to a mysterious ecosystem full of animals that simply shine. These bioluminescent creatures of the deep have adapted to bring color into their world. Together we will discover how they use this bewitching ability to communicate and protect themselves. This FAMS is sure to enlighten your weekend!

November 21, 2020 - Ocean Food Banks: Exploring a Biodiversity Hotspot


While surrounding areas in the North Atlantic Ocean can be barren, the Grand Banks of Newfoundland are teeming with life! Join MarineQuest as we survey the area using topographic maps and our investigative skills to find out what creates this biodiversity hotspot.

December 12, 2020 - Trees for the Sea- An Adventures in Coastal Resiliency


Have you ever seen a Christmas tree on the beach? While you won’t find traditional presents underneath them, they are the gift that keeps giving to our shorelines. This session will explore waves, coastal erosion, and festive strategies to save our shores. 



  • 10th Anniversary Celebration March 14, 2020. For more information, click here.
  • Girls Only Ages 12 - 14, Must Have Completed 5th Grade

Family Science Night - FREE

Join MarineQuest in a FUN & FREE Family Science Night where we explore marine science topics, with UNCW faculty and researchers, and participate in themed family activities.  

Scouts (Boys & Girls)

MarineQuest can work with you to help your troop earn a badge or patch. Visit our Scouts page for more information.

I wanted to go into a marine science career and I now know much more about marine science and what field I really want to go in to. Thanks again for all the insight you gave me and all the hard work you put into your program. Keep up the great work! -Haley