SeaPerch Program

 

In cooperation with the Capital District YMCA, we are proud to be sponsoring the 2018 SeaPerch program for students in the local community.  This year, programs will be held at the Guilderland YMCA and the Duanesburg YMCA.

 

Students will build underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) from a kit comprised of low-cost and easily accessible parts.  Building a SeaPerch ROV teaches basic skills in ship and submarine design and encourages children to explore naval architecture and marine and ocean engineering principles. Throughout the program, students will learn basic science and engineering concepts, tool safety, problem solving, teamwork, and the use of technical procedures. 

For more information, please contact Walt Silva at wsilva@smistny.org.

2016 SeaPerch Competition

Aired May 14, 2016, WNYT

Guilderland YMCA: 
Meeting:  Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30, beginning January 31st, except for weeks that students are on vacation (meeting dates are 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28 and 4/11 - no meetings on 2/21 and 4/4).  Regional challenge will be either Saturday, 4/14 or Sunday, 4/15 at Union College or RPI.
Cost:  $75 (members) / $90 (non-members)
Location:  Guilderland YMCA
For students in grades 6-8 

Duanesburg YMCA:

Meeting:  Mondays, 6:15-8:15, beginning January 29th, except for weeks that students are on vacation (meeting dates are 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26 and 4/9 - no meetings on 2/19 and 4/2). 

Regional challenge will be either Saturday, 4/14 or Sunday, 4/15 at Union College or RPI.

Cost:  $75 (members) / $90 (non-members)

Location:  Duanesburg YMCA

For students in grades 6-8