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MarineQuest’s 3T Outreach Program Featured in UNC GA Story

Saturday, November 07, 2015

MarineQuest’s Traveling Through Trash (3T) school outreach project is busy traveling around the state, educating K-8 students on the problems marine debris causes for migratory ocean animals swimming along the coast.

“Our goal is to reach over 7,000 students during the 2015-16 academic year,” said Sue Kezios, director of UNCW Youth Programs. To date, the 3T project has provided marine debris programs for more than 2,000 students in Pender and Bladen counties.

UNCW marine biologist Emily Singleton and MarineQuest’s 3T program were featured in a story in the UNC GA newsletter UNCW@Work in October.

Watson and the team have been invited to give a presentation at the Marbles Museum in Raleigh in spring 2016. They will also participate in the National Science Bowl to be held in Morehead City, NC in April.

“When you travel with a 56-foot life-size inflatable whale, you get a lot of attention,” Kezios said.

The Marbles Kids Museum opened in 2007 with a goal of inspiring imagination, discovery and learning through extraordinary adventures in play and larger-than-life IMAX experiences. For information visit: www.marbleskidsmuseum.org

The National Science Bowl is a nationwide academic competition for middle and high school students managed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. The DOE created the bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields. For more information visit: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb

View the story in UNC GA’s October newsletter.

UNCW homepage also ran a story on this Sept. 24.