Underwater Robotics Workshop for Students (Grades 5-12), Teachers & Parents

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Morning Session: 10 AM-12 PM  or  Afternoon Session: 1-3 PM

FOX_1839_smallJoin the Seymour Center and Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center of Monterey Peninsula College for a workshop designed to teach students in grades 5-12, and their teachers or parents, how to build underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Learn how to incorporate marine science, technology, and physical science concepts into your curriculum by spending a day at the pool building an ROV!

The workshop will introduce participants to the MATE Center’s ROV program and explain how students can participate in the annual ROV contest held each spring. Students and adults will also have the opportunity to design, build, and test their own ROV using simple, affordable materials.

The workshop will be held at the on-campus swimming pool at UC Santa Cruz. Morning session (10 AM-12 PM) or afternoon session (1-3 PM) available. There is no fee to attend, however, reservations are required.

Each workshop session will be held at the on-campus swimming pool at UC Santa Cruz.

There is no fee to attend; however, advanced registration is required.

To register:
Complete and submit the information in this Underwater Robotics Workshop Registration Form.
Please note: To accommodate as many schools/organizations as possible, space is limited to five participants per school/organization.

For more information on the Underwater Robotics Workshop and MATE Center ROV Contest, contact workshop instructor Kim Swan at (831) 402-9014 or

Join our Educator Mailing List to be notified when new educator workshops become available. Complete this form, or call us at (831) 459-3800.



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Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM

Open every day - July and August, 10 AM to 5 PM


Start planning your class field trip to the Seymour Center. Marine science field trip information and applications for the 2016-17 school year are available online now.

Thursday, October 20
7-8:30 PM
Understanding Coral Reefs through Marine Science and Woolly Sculptures—A unique perspective on corals, conservation, and crochet craftwork.

Art by Peter Winch
Sept. 20 - Nov. 27

This exhibit will feature large black and white marine artwork from Peter Winch's upcoming illustrated coloring book for adults, The Giant Ocean Coloring Book.

You'll see a lot of construction taking place here at the Coastal Science Campus but know, the Seymour Center is open for business as usual. Come visit!


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