Explorer's Day 2018 – Why Explore? Find Unknown Oceans

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Monday, October 8, 2018 – Ages 9-12

Explorer's Day 2018 – Why Explore? Find Unknown Oceans

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Vacation Program

  • Monday, October 8, 2018
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 9 to 12
  • By Andrew Sargent, Site Historian & Lead Educator

Program Fee: $65

Connecticut's Bob Ballard is an explorer and inventor. He has travelled to depths of the oceans that few have seen. He found the wreck of the Titanic that others had sought for near a century. He found Greek ships that have rested on the bottom of the Black Sea for two thousand years. Now he is searching for unknown life forms in the deepest recesses of the oceans.

What accounts for Ballard's success? Submersible Robots and loyal helpers. Construct a twin motor ROV(Remote Operated Vehicle) that can navigate the depths of your bathtub.

Then join Ballard's explorations. His team has deployed ROV's to explore depths no one has seen before. since those drones can explore vast expanses, the team has opened their feeds so that you can take part in studying what the drones are encountering. Our computer room will become a control center with each terminal open to a live feed. You can review some of their discoveries and recreate Sculpy creatures in a scale that matches your ROV. And you can hope for discoveries of your own.

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