What is WAQUA

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.

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.

Where is WAQUA Next?

Wednesday May 11, 2022

WAQUA is in Montesano!

You can find us at:

Friends Landing

300 Katon Rd. 98563 Montesano, WA Picnic Shelter 1

We will first work on our UROVs to see what salt water from the marina might have done to our motors, we will discuss ways to prevent the issue, as well as make any required adjustments to our UROVs. We will hopefully get to make the remote part this week- weather pending. We will definitely get footage of the waterways.

4:30pm Start Time

Previously WAQUA Youth has been geared toward high school students aged 15-19, however this year, we will offer opportunity for all Grays Harbor County students aged 10 and up. Guardians are encouraged to participate.

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

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