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MarineQuest instructor teaching about wave properties.


Sea Turtle Maker Workshop

Calling all environmental educators! Trash that ends up in the ocean becomes marine debris and has major impacts on all kinds of animals, especially sea turtles. To help protect them from the impacts of marine debris, UNCW MarineQuest created the Turtle Trash Collectors (2TC) program. A key component of 2TC was the creation of dissectible sea turtle models – complete with all internal organs – used to conduct simulated necropsies and educate youth about the impacts of marine debris.

Plush sea turtles

Discover Weekend Programs

Looking for some weekend fun and an opportunity to learn more about the world around you through hands-on learning and activities for all age groups? Learn more about our weekend programs.

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Request A School Program

Whether we bring the lab experience to your classroom, learn together at UNCW's Center for Marine Science Lab, or journey to the marshes for field research, our School Programs offer students the chance to study a variety of Marine Science curriculums.

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Explore Summer Enrichment Programs

Thank you for an amazing summer! MarineQuest will be releasing summer 2024 information in October and opening applications and registration in November.

students in randall library learn how to use a 3-d printer.

Find answers to frequently asked questions about MarineQuest at UNCW.

My experience with MarineQuest Summer Camp further confirmed my desire and interest to pursue a career in marine biology. My time at UNCW was a positive and memorable one and I hope to enroll as a college student once I graduate from high school. 
Kendra Student

Contact Us


Main Office: 626 MacMillan Ave. 
MarineQuest Lab: Center for Marine Science, 5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane 

Registration Office:
Phone: 910.962.2939

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.