Join us for another Spring building Underwater Remote Operating Vehicles

WAqua Youth works began as a pilot program with collaboration between Grays Harbor Youth Works and The Westport Aquarium, in 2020. The idea behind the collaboration was to bring together local students and scientists to give students a STEM opportunity. In 2024 we have once again collaborate with The Westport Aquarium, but we have also been able to have the Coastal Interpretive Center join us to further our coastal understanding.

Students first get to design and then build their underwater remote operating vehicle. WAqua Youth provides all of the instruction and necessary equipment for the build. The UROV’s will be able to go home with students after they are tested in the water and students have attended 2 meetings minimum.


Future scientists and engineers will be able to choose if they would like to attend WAqua on Scientific Tuesdays, where meet ups will happen at various locations throught the North Beach Area. Students will be testing their UROVS and using the scientific method to study the various canals and other waterways of North Beach.

If North Beach or Tuesday’s don’t work, students can attend Tidal Thursdays in the South Beach area, with private tours of The oldest Aquarium in Washington State, The Westport Aquarium. Students will also be able to test their UROV’s and use the scientific method at the 10th largest port in the Nation! The marina is full of cool creatures below the docks!

Who gets to participate

This year WAqua will be open to any student middle school aged and older student living in Grays Harbor County.

This is FREE! Guardians will need to provide transportation to field excursions.

Please fill out the Registration form and the Photo Consent no later than March 22nd, 2024

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