ROV Engineer and Explore Program

Class  with remotely operated vehicles they made on the picnic table

Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) are underwater robots that enable researchers and industry professionals to visually assess underwater areas that were once unreachable or too dangerous for human access.

When you bring your class to participate in our ROV Engineer and Explore Program, students learn to collaborate in teams to design and build an ROV to complete specific missions. They also have the chance to steer a professional grade ROV to observe and explore the underwater environment. Students engage with engineering practices, learn how technology can help us observe and protect the Great Lakes, and gain exposure to career paths in marine technology and freshwater protection.

ROV Engineer and Explore Program Details

Inland Seas’ ROV Engineer and Explore Program curriculum complements the Michigan Science Standards and can be easily modified for students in grades 4-12. Programs typically take place on the deck of one of our historic tall ship schooners.

Length:  2.5 hours
School fee:  $300 (Thanks to the generous support of our individual donors and foundations who subsidized the remaining cost.)
Size of group:  30 students

Spring Season:  May through Mid-June
Summer Season:  Late-June through August
Fall Season:  September through Mid-October

Morning Session:* 9:15 am – 11:45 am
Afternoon Session:*  1:45 pm – 4:15 pm

*Note:  Summer season programs have more flexibility in program timing than the spring and fall seasons. Please contact ISEA for summer program time options.

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