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Welcome to Marine CSI!

Land Acknowledgement:

Marine CSI recognizes, respects, and honors the land on which we teach, once thriving with the Indigenous people of the Waccamaw-Siouan, Cape Fear, and Burghaw Indian tribes. We also recognize, respect, and honor those communities who make their home here today. We will continue to teach about these lands, its resources, and its wildlife to become better stewards for the future of the cape Fear region and its people.

Learn more about us by watching our short video below and by exploring our website!

We truly are an "empowering, engaging, exceptional learning experience" for all ages!

Our Mission

Marine CSI's mission is to bring an awareness of the uniqueness of coastal ecosystems, by providing resources and programming for marine science, marine ecology, and marine conservation.

Classes & Workshops

Watershed Walkabout | Available all school year!


The school year is well under way and we can't wait to visit your students! We've got a BRAND NEW program available to Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten students: Watershed Walkabout: Young Ecologists.

Check out our other two programs available: Watershed Walkabout: Cape Fear  and Watershed Walkabout: White Oak and schedule an activity today! We're available in Pender, New Hanover, Brunswick, and Onslow Counties all year long. It could be YOUR school next!

Volunteer Opportunities


Do you or someone you know want to get involved in the work we do in the community? We have several volunteer opportunities, especially with our school programming, community engagement, and marketing/communications. Visit our Education page for information on how to apply.

Marine CSI Workshops | Calling all teachers!

Are you a teacher from the southeast NC region (Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender, and Onslow Counties) interested in taking your science curriculum to the next level? Join our Director of Education and our partners at NC Sea Grant through hands-on experiences and walk away with more than just a few lessons. Our 2024 teacher workshops are being scheduled, and spaces are limited, so pre-register now at: Teacher Workshop Registration

Our BRAND NEW Marine CSI Ambassador program is underway and this three-part webinar series will get you prepared and ready to share your love of marine science with your students AND take your teaching to a whole new level! Register now and join us online: Marine CSI Ambassadors.

Our Blog


Read about what we do, what we teach, and what we learn here. Our blog is now updated bimonthly.


Festival and Events | We'll be in YOUR area soon!

Marine CSI is EVERYWHERE and we could be at your next big event. Join us on FACEBOOK to track where we'll be next. At our table we'll have some free stuff for the kids, and also an opportunity to purchase our resource books as a discounted price. You can also pre-order a resource book HERE and we'll have it available for you when we meet at our event!

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