Sea Perch

logo seaperchSeaPerch 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 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.

Building a SeaPerch ROV teaches basic skills in ship and submarine design and encourages students to explore naval architecture and marine and ocean engineering principles. Students learn important engineering and design skills and are exposed to all the exciting careers that are possible in naval architecture and naval, ocean, and marine engineering.

Students learn best with hands-on activities. During the process of building a SeaPerch, they follow an established curriculum to completely assemble the ROV, test it, and then participate in launching their vehicles.


sea perch 2Students are encouraged to compete in a culminating event, the SeaPerch Challenge. Events at the Challenge can include:

  • Vehicle performance - maneuvering and recovery
  • Innovative design (optional)
  • Engineering Notebook submissions – Selected oral presentations to judges

Winners of regional SeaPerch Challenges may be able compete in the  National SeaPerch Challenge, held each spring. A list of registered regional Challenges that are qualifiers for the National Challenge are posted on our website each fall

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Discovery Academy of Science is a public charter school approved by the Pinellas County School District.

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South Campus | Grades KG - 1st
1380 Pinehurst Rd. Dunedin FL 34698
Ph: 727-330-2424

North Campus | Grades 2nd - 7th
2817 St. Marks Dr. Dunedin FL 34698
Ph: 727-369-6361

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