Targeted for middle school students, these boat build events have been offered live, in-person and virtually.
Participants build a boat and learn ways they can individualize their build.
  • Step-by-step instructions are given.
  • Facilitators discuss how the boat kit parts relate to real world boat building.
  • Marine manufacturing careers are spotlighted.
To learn more, contact Ann Franz, executive director.


Watch a VIDEO of a past NCMMA SeaPerch regional challenge held in Green Bay, WI.
Visit the national SeaPerch website for an in-depth look at the program. Topics covered include:
  • About
  • Community
  • Competition
  • Resources
  • Get Involved
  • Stories


Saturday, April 1
Ashwaubenon Community Pool
Ashwaubenon, WI


Aldo Leopold
Bay City Christian
De Pere
Edison – Green Bay
Elkhart Lake – Glenbeulah
Leonardo da Vinci School for Gifted Learners
Little Chute
Notre Dame – De Pere 
Parkview – Ashwaubenon
Washington Island – Champions, Congratulations!
UWGB Engineering Club – Exhibition

Thank you
 to all the participants, parents, coaches, judges and volunteers!

Proudly Sponsored by:

Burger Boat
Cruisers Yachts
Einstein Project
Fincantieri Marine Group
Navy League
Navy League STEM Institute
North Coast Marine Manufacturing Alliance (NCMMA)
Office of Naval Research Science & Technology
U.S. Navy Recruiting Command Great Lakes

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. They follow a curriculum that teaches basic engineering, robotics, and math / science concepts. Throughout the project, students learn tool safety, problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, and technical applications.

Students learn best by doing. Building a SeaPerch ROV teaches basic skills in ship and submarine design and encourages students to explore naval architecture, marine and ocean engineering principles. They are also exposed to some of the exciting careers that are available in the marine industry.

SeaPerch Is…

  • A hands-on educational tool.
  • Fun and challenging.
  • A curriculum that meets national learning standards.
  • An integrator of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
  • A teacher that the teaches.
  • A teamwork builder that inspires young minds.
  • An advocate that promotes STEM career discussions.

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 & recovery), innovative design, and poster presentations.

Winners can compete at the National SeaPerch Challenge held each spring. The Navy League STEM Institute and the Navy League – Greater Green Bay Area Council have provided a monetary prize to assist our winners with National SeaPerch Challenge expenses.



To learn more about the North Coast Marine Manufacturing Alliance or to become a member, contact:
Ann Franz | Executive Director | | Phone (920) 498 – 5587