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Programs for P-12 Students

UNCW Offers Saturday MarineQuest, Engineering Programs

Sunday, September 03, 2017

UNCW’s Youth Programs is offering Saturday Engineering and MarineQuest programs this fall! Registration is now open.

Engineering & Robotics Saturday Program – Ages 6-14

Youth Programs’ engineering staff will introduce a different engineering industry each month this fall to explore and focus their students’ interests. Participants will apply science and math knowledge to solve real-world engineering problems in a fun, educational enjoyable environment through hands-on activities. By the end of each program, students will be empowered to think like an engineer and solve industry-specific problems with innovative solutions. 

  • Four age groups: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 and 12-14
  • 1-4:30 p.m., one Saturday a month (each age group)
  • Each month features a different industry in engineering with age differentiated activities

MarineQuest Weekend Programs – Ages 4-14

LiteraSea Live

Join MarineQuest for LiteraSea at the Center for Marine Science. Each Saturday program will feature a fascinating marine science topic that we will explore together while reading specially selected children's books, conducting hands-on investigations, and creating interesting and useful arts and crafts!

  • Ages 4 - 6, parent or guardian must stay with child
  • 9 - 11 a.m., one Saturday a month

Saturday Morning Marine Explorers

Saturday 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 exploring sea creatures, marine habitats and ocean phenomena through lab experiments, field activities, games, art and more. Experience first-hand what it's like to be a true marine explorer!

  • Ages 7 – 10, must have completed 1st grade
  • 9 a.m. – noon, one Saturday a month


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

  • Girls only, ages 12 - 14, must have completed 5th grade
  • 1 - 4 p.m., one Saturday a month