Interested in learning about underwater robotics? Consider joining the Sanctuary Marine Tech Club - 4-H Robot Factory at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The club will be located in the Sanctuary Maritime Makerspace, the tall, blue block building behind the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center. Students will learn about Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and work to engineer their very own ROV through frame building, wiring, soldering, and buoyancy control. The final ROV can then be tested in a mini dive tank, located within the building. Students will also help design club challenges.
The club is open to students between 5th and 12th grades and will also provide opportunities to learn about how to compete in the MATE Great Lakes Regional ROV Competition. To participate in the Sanctuary Marine Tech Club – 4-H Robot Factory, students are required to be active 4-H members with updated 4-H Club Agreement forms as well as TBNMS volunteer media release forms. There is a $10.00 4-H participation fee that must be renewed every year. You can pick up 4-H paperwork online at https://mi.4-Honline.com or by contacting Travis Wahl (989-356-8805 Ext. 21 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Beginning March 9th, the club will be open every Wednesday from 2:30-6:00 PM.
Club Rules and Guidelines
Students must have their 4-H paperwork and membership fee submitted online via this link or to Helen-Ann Cordes BEFORE they can use the club space. Physical forms should be dropped off or mailed to:
Alpena County 4-H
603 S. 11th Ave.
Alpena, MI 49707
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact:
Travis Wahl, TBNMS Education and Outreach Specialist (email@example.com or 989-356-8805 Ext. 21)