2023 Navy Great Lakes Regional Sea Perch Competition

Registration is now open for the 2023 Navy Great Lakes Sea Perch Competition! The annual event will be held on March 18, 2023 at Lake Forest Academy. Click here to register.

Sea Perch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and 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 their ROV using pre-assembled kits and a STEM curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. Throughout the project, students learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.

To read more about the competition, please click here.

Competition Elements:

  1. Obstacle Course – The Obstacle Course tests high-speed maneuverability and requires the SeaPerch ROV to navigate the course as quickly as possible.
  2. The Mission Course incorporates a mission related to Ocean Exploration. Teams will lead an exploration effort including mapping an area, removing marine life from an underwater station, and retrieving samples in an underwater environment.
  3. Technical Design Report – The Technical Design Report communicates your intentional design process.

For more information on the Technical Design Report and to download additional Engineering Design Process (EDP) resources, click here.

Registration closes February 11, 2023

A message from Brittany Costa, Senior Manager of Volunteer Recruitment & Stewardship:

NCCP will be facilitating after-school clubs at Neal Math and Science Academy (NMSA) again this year- YAY! I am thrilled to share that we will be coordinating a SEA PERCH club. With that said, we are looking to secure volunteers to support this amazing program and would love to engage folks from the Navy or the Society of American Military Engineers. Below are the logistics for you to share but feel free to reach out with any questions.

Programs: After School Enrichment Program- SEA PERCH

Location: Neal Math and Science Academy (1905 Argonne Drive, North Chicago, IL 60064)

Volunteer Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Start Date:  Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Times: Tuesdays – 4:45 – 5:35 PM, Wednesdays – 4:00 – 5:35 PM, Thursdays – 4:45 – 5:35 PM

For questions or to volunteer: bcosta@northchicagocommunitypartners.org