Who we are:
Ecological Marine Adventures (EMA) is a Marine Education Center that specilizes in dynamic, hands-on, in the field education adventures for children! At EMA we belive the world to be and incredable place full of adventure and by educating the children of today we are helping shape our world for the future!
At EMA we inspire the future generations! We strive everyday to convey the passion and stewardship we feel for the environment and our world to the youth of today through our dynamic at the beach educational programs. We show the fun and exciting side of marine science in a way that kids can understand and enjoy!
Our Aquarium / Marine Exploration Lab:
EMA operates our own FREE public Aquarium and Marine Exploration Lab. This fun facility is right around 1,000 sq ft and is outfitted with touch tanks, a ray touch pool, topsail island ecology exibits, shell collections, aquarium tanks with local marine species, a microscope and disscetion lab with digital, compound, and dissection microscopes. At EMA we LOVE books and encourage reading, research, and a love of learning in our reading corner; this area is filled with all kinds of books, research materials, ID guides, and puzzels for children to enjoy.
EMA offers fun, exciting, and educational classes, programs, activites, and adventures year round for children, families, school groups, boy scouts, girl scouts, and various other organizations.Here at EMA we belive that hands-on learning is the best kind of learning!Our programs ignite childrens natural curiosity in the world around them while providing them with the knowlage to preserve, protect, and enjoy our envioronment for the future!
Summer FUN with EMA
How to Find Us
"Our discovery of EMA made our beach trip to Topsail Island simply fabulous! Our Ghost Crab Hunt experience is still the first thing we talk about when asked about our summer va..."Wendy & YusifDelighted Ohio Vacationers!
"Our grandchildren twin girls age 5 and grandson age 6 all have attended different programs when they have come to visit us during the summer on Topsail Island. I can't not sing ..."Bobbie McgowenHappy Happy Gam