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 | Fall Programs Available!


The school year is upon us and we can't wait to visit your classroom! Booking is now available to come to your school for a hands-on and interactive marine science experience. Check out our 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!

Our Blog


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


Marine CSI Workshops | DATE TBA

We're currently looking for the perfect place to host our teacher workshops this summer. We'll try to be in each county to help teachers cut down on travel costs. Stay tuned for updates on when we'll be presenting another workshop for teachers and informal educators. Our goal is to reach as many educators as we can through low-cost workshops.

Festival and Events | Women in Science

We'll see everyone at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher for their Women in Science event! We'll have an activity for kids and information about our programs at our table. In the meantime, please check out our Kids Page for sample lessons and activities we've made available to you.