SeaPerch comes to the Citizen Science Lab starting in September 2017 and runs throughout the 2017-2018 school year. Sessions will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm-6:30pm. The Monday session will begin on September 11, 2017 and the Wednesday session will begin September 13, 2017 (students can only participate in one of the sessions). This program is only available for African American female students grades 5-8.
SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem-solving, teamwork, and technical applications.