News from the STEM Office
SeaPerch/NOAA Teacher Training Workshop
Posted on: February 20, 2014 08:00 EST by Sarah Durkin
The United States Naval Academy and NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research presented a SeaPerch/NOAA Ocean Exploration Workshop for Educators of Grades 5-12, held at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium in Cleveland, OH on February 14-15, 2014.
Naval Academy professors, Angie and Pat Moran, traveled to Cleveland to lead an all-day SeaPerch workshop for 15 teachers from Ohio and Michigan schools. SeaPerch is a national underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) program sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).
Workshop participants learned the necessary skills to start a SeaPerch program in their own classrooms or after school programs, and built their own SeaPerch ROVs that day. All participating educators received SeaPerch supplies, and a collection of activities and lesson plans, as well as a certificate of Professional Development.
These educators are now equipped to bring innovative classroom investigations into their schools, with an emphasis on real-world applications for underwater exploration.