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Programs for P-12 Students

MarineQuest Expands Coast-to-Classroom Program

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

UNCW MarineQuest is hitting the road in a mobile research lab this school year! 

UNCW’s MarineQuest team aims to take the hassle out of planning a relevant marine science field trip experience for your students this year. As part of their expanded Coast-to-Classroom initiative, MarineQuest educators will arrive with everything needed to turn an outdoor space into a science laboratory where students will get hands-on to explore the wonders of the marine environment. 

“There is almost no topic that cannot be taught from the perspective of marine science whether it is biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, engineering, technology, or biotechnology,” said MarineQuest School Programs Coordinator Harris Muhlstein. “Our programs are completely customizable to best meet the needs of each school and grade level  from elementary through high school, with all activities aligned with the NC science curriculum standards.”

For schools unable to host MarineQuest educators at their site, MarineQuest will continue to provide interactive virtual field trip experiences including their ever-popular Power of Plankton & Impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms and hands-on Foldscope Microscopy virtual modules.

“Whether you are looking for your students to discover the marvels of the ocean in your space or in cyberspace, MarineQuest has you covered,” Muhlstein said.

To begin the process of booking a Fall 2021 MarineQuest program, please fill out this brief survey.

For more about MarineQuest’s Coast-to-Classroom program or any of their other field trip opportunities including virtual experiences, visit the MarineQuest website or contact Harris Muhlstein at muhlsteinh@uncw.edu or (910) 962-3795.