6:00 to 8:00 PM

for Middle School Students

Participants will build a boat and learn ways they can individualize their build.

  • Step-by-step instructions will be given.
  • Facilitators will discuss how the boat kit parts relate to real world boat building.
  • Marine manufacturing careers will be spotlighted.

To learn more, contact Ann Franz, executive director, by phone (920) 498-5587 or ann.franz@nwtc.edu


Stay tuned as the NCMMA is planning the 2022 regional SeaPerch Competition!

Watch a VIDEO of a past NCMMA SeaPerch regional challenge held in Green Bay, WI.



SeaPerch:  Teach, Build, Become


Visit the national SeaPerch website for an in-depth look at the program. Topics covered on the website:

  • Why SeaPerch?
  • FAQs
  • Online Videos, Photos, News, & Stories
  • Resources
  • Getting Started

Thank you to all of the February 2020 regional SeaPerch competition participants! By participating in SeaPerch, students gain experience in engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, technical and safety applications.

2020 School – Team Name

  • Bay City Christian School – Dumpster Divers
  • Bay View Middle School – RoboPirates
  • Brillion Middle School – Brillion SeaLions – FIRST PLACE
  • De Pere Middle School – The DPMS Tridents
  • Edison Middle School – Diving Eagles
  • Father Allouez Catholic School – Max’s Fault
  • Leonardo da Vinci School – Dragons
  • Lombardi Middle School – Underwater Janitors
  • Marinette Middle School – MMS Flounders
  • Marinette Middle School – MMS-6
  • Notre Dame of De Pere – Aqua Raiders
  • Parkview Middle School – Kinetic Dragons
  • Pilgrim Lutheran School – Underwater Crusaders
  • Rosa Minoka Hill School – Fish Sticks
  • Sevastopol Middle School – Jesi – SECOND PLACE
  • Shawano Community Middle School – Sea Hawks
  • St. Nicholas School – RocketFish – THIRD PLACE
  • Washington Island – Ramona
Thank you to all of the coaches, parents, volunteers, sponsors, spectators and NCMMA members who made 2020’s competition a success!

2020 Event Sponsors

  • Burger Boat
  • Cruisers Yachts
  • Einstein Project
  • Fincantieri Ace Marine
  • Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding
  • Fincantieri Marinette Marine
  • Marquis Yachts
  • Navy League
  • Navy League STEM Institute
  • North Coast Marine Manufacturing Alliance (NCMMA)
  • Office of Naval Research Science & Technology

What is SeaPerch?

SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.

Building a SeaPerch ROV teaches basic skills in ship and submarine design and encourages students to explore naval architecture and marine and ocean engineering principles. It also teaches basic science and engineering concepts and tool safety and technical procedures. Students learn important engineering and design skills and are exposed to all the exciting careers that are possible in naval architecture and naval, ocean, and marine engineering.

SeaPerch Is…

  • A hands-on educational tool
  • Fun and challenging
  • A curriculum that meets national learning standards
  • Integrates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Teaches the teachers
  • Builds teamwork and inspires young minds
  • Introduces STEM career discussions

Students learn best by doing, and during the process of building SeaPerch, they follow steps to completely assemble the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), test it, and then participate in launching their vehicles.

After the SeaPerch robot is constructed, students are encouraged to test their vehicles, deploy them on missions, and compete in a culminating event, the SeaPerch Challenge. Events at the Challenge can include:

  • Vehicle performance – maneuvering and recovery
  • Innovative design
  • Poster presentations

Winners of local or regional challenges can compete in the National SeaPerch Challenge held each spring. The Navy League STEM Institute and the Navy League Greater Green Bay Area Council provide a monetary prize to the Green Bay Regional SeaPerch Challenge first place team to assist with National SeaPerch Challenge expenses.