One Week Left For Children To Develop Technological Skills At 2016 Aquatic Robotics Camp At Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum
MADISONVILLE, LA – During the months of June and July, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum is offering children ages 10-17 a unique opportunity to learn about technology as they build their own underwater remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) at its 7th annual Aquatic Robotics Summer Program, sponsored by Chevron.
“Chevron has helped provide Aquatic Robotics with enhanced programming and equipment, and we’re grateful for their support,” said Cabell Mouton, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum education and field trip coordinator. “Field trips, exciting presentations, and ROV competitions make this educational summer camp an adventure of a lifetime and allow campers to become better critical thinkers, increase their science literacy, as well as enable the next generation of innovators.”
The Aquatic Robotics Summer Program at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum is comprised of three one-week sessions. The third and final session takes place Monday, July 11, through Friday, July 15, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
At each week-long camp, children will explore the use and function of underwater robotics in today’s workplaces, particularly in the Gulf of Mexico. Each attendee is led through the processes of building and test-driving a ROV, all of which are equipped with a camera, monitor and light.
“At the end of the weeklong program, each camper will bring home their own working underwater robot, knowledge of robotics and the industries that use them, and memories of an unforgettable experience,” said Mike Illanne, Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico Business Unit vice president. “Supporting Aquatic Robotics is part of Chevron’s on-going commitment to science, technology, engineering, arts and math education in the region. We’re proud to be a part of it.”
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum in Madisonville is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization that offers exhibits and unique hands-on educational programs that bring the story of Louisiana’s heritage to life.
*L to R: Working on an underwater robot at the Aquatic Robotics Summer Program, sponsored by Chevron. Testing an underwater robot at the Aquatic Robotics Summer Program, sponsored by Chevron.