May 15, 2017
The Lagoon Society will be participating in NSERC's Promoscience Nation wide campaign, 'Science Odyssey', to promote STEM sciences in Canada over the next 10 days.
Science Odyssey is Canada's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, featuring fun and inspiring experiences in museums, research centres, laboratories and classrooms from coast to coast.
Lagoon Society will be building 3 ROV's, 'Remote Operated Vehicles' with a small group of keen Pender Harbour Secondary School students. IF you also have a keen interest in ROV's, drop by the shop class on Mon/Thurs at 11:30 am.
The ROV's will be outfitted with waterproof goPro camera's and tools for sampling the ocean bottom.
This fits in well with our PH Coastal Waters Monitoring program that is being launched this month. There is a chance the ROVs will be put to work following Science Odyssey week to map seagrass beds in and around Pender Harbour.
The Lagoon Society would like to gratefully acknowledge NSERC's Promoscience grant for making this program possible.