Ocean Institute Engineers Wanted Club ​
Experience is the Teacher


High school and middle school students, join us for a deep dive into topics such as engineering, coding, robotics, sustainability, energy, and more! 

There will be a total of 4 sessions and 4 topics offered per session. Each topic will meet one afternoon per week for three-weeks. If students wish to participate in all topics available, they will get a total of 12 weeks of engineering content!

Choose the day of the week you wish to join in each session and the topic you wish to complete. If you would like to complete all topics, join the same day each week for 12 weeks. Please only choose ONE topic per session. 



Session Dates: 

Session 1: September 21-October 8 
Session 2: October 12-October 29 
Session 3: November 2- November 19
Session 4: November 30- December 4 


Underwater Robotics 

Session 1: Every Monday from September 21-October 5
Session 2: Every Tuesday from October 13- October 27 
Session 3: Every Wednesday from November 4- November 18
Session 4: Every Thursday from December 3-December 17 

Sustainability and Aquaculture

Session 1: Every Tuesday from September 22-October 6
Session 2: Every Wednesday from October 14- October 28 
Session 3: Every Thursday from November 5- November 19
Session 4: Every Monday from November 30-December 14

Renewable Energy

Session 1: Every Wednesday from September 23-October 7
Session 2: Every Thursday from October 15- October 29
Session 3: Every Monday from November 2- November 16
Session 4: Every Tuesday from December 1-December 15

Coding & Creating

Session 1: Every Thursday from September 24-October 8
Session 2: Every Monday from October 12- October 26
Session 3: Every Tuesday from November 3- November 17
Session 4: Every Wednesday from December 2-December 16


Price: $200

This includes one topic (i.e. renewable energy) within one session (i.e. session 1). Each topic includes 3 classes on the same day each week (i.e. every Wednesday from September 23- October 7). 

If you wish to complete more than one topic, please pick the same day per week for every session. 

To learn more and to purchase tickets, please click on the Engineers Wanted drop down menu on the left hand side of this page. Select one of the four topics and the session(s) you wish to join. 



Each session will be from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Frequently Asked Questions:

What if i miss a day, can i make it up that week?

To limit the number of people on campus and co-mingling, we will not be offering make up days.

How many people will be in the group each day?


Will middle school and high school be grouped together?

No, they will be two different groups. Please select the “Middle School” or “High School” ticket option when purchasing. 


Covid Policies 

Staff and participants must wear face masks. Ocean Institute has increased the frequency of sanitation on public surfaces – door handles, restrooms, etc. Restrooms are available on-site at the Ocean Institute prior to the cruise and upon request on the vessel. These areas will be disinfected before, during, and after use. There will be access to hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations. 

The heath and safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers is and always has been of utmost importance to the Ocean Institute. We are constantly assessing the status of the State and the Orange County’s public health guidelines and making decisions related to the most up to date information from the center for disease control and OC Department of Health. 

Cancellation & Pricing Policies: 

Once purchased, there are no refunds 
OI Member codes and group rates will not apply at this time 
A processing fee is included in all reservation

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact the Ocean Institute at guestservices@oceaninstitute.org or call (949) 496-2274.