DCMM, with operational support from the United Way of Door County and the Door County Library System, is providing underwater robots in the form of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) kits for Door County students to learn the skills of robotics building and programming! Students, primarily targeting grades 4th through 8th, and their families will get the opportunity to build and pilot underwater ROVs. Access to the ROV kits will be provided through libraries in communities throughout Door County over the summer. Each program is designed to be introductory, so no prior ROV or robotics experience is required.
After building ROVs from the supplied kits and materials, students will pilot them in natural waterways to apply ROVs to real-world scenarios on the Great Lakes. Possible ROV activities for the students include searching for litter in the waterways, assessing algae blooms or growth, calculating how many invasive mussels exist in a given area, or even looking for microplastics!
- Wednesday, July 12, 3-5pm @ Forestville Library
- Monday, July 17, 12-2pm @ Washington Island Ferry Terminal, island side
- Thursday, July 20, 11am-1pm @ Egg Harbor Library
- Friday, July 21, 10am-12pm @ Baileys Harbor Library
- Tuesday, July 25, 2-4pm @ Fish Creek Library
- Friday, July 28, 10am-12pm @ Sturgeon Bay Library
- Thursday, August 3, 10:30am-12:30pm @ Ephraim Library
Price: Robotics programming through the library system is designed to be introductory, and is free of charge!