Remotely Operated Vehicles for Education and Research (ROVER) – 6-12th grade.
The Remotely Operated Vehicles for Education and Research (ROVER) program will introduce students to remotely operated aquatic platforms and new age water quality data technologies that strengthen student development in scientific literacy. CBEC uses ROVERs to monitor water quality and aquatic wildlife development in fresh and saltwater ponds throughout the property.
Students will be educated on:
- water quality parameters that are important to both fresh and saltwater habitats, and are specific to each ecosystem.
- how to monitor water quality data at CBEC’s freshwater ponds and unique salt water ecosystems.
- how to interpret the result of hydrology tests to determine the status of water quality.
- methods of aquatic research.
During the participant’s time in the ROVER program, students will:
- collect local water quality data using aquatic- based remotely operated vehicles.
- use a payload of standard sensors and probes to record multiple water quality measurements.
- investigate the plants and animals that are found in and around an aquatic ecosystem.