Shore Bowl is the New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania regional competition of the The National Ocean Sciences Bowl® (NOSB). The NOSB is a nationally recognized and highly acclaimed high school academic competition that provides a forum for talented students to test their knowledge of the marine sciences including biology, chemistry, physics, and geology.
The National Ocean Sciences Bowl has been promoting ocean science education and literacy among high school students across the nation since 1998 through the guidance and support of the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE).
Since 2000, the Shore Bowl has engaged students in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania in this initiative, generating fun and camaraderie, as well as:
- Broadening the awareness and understanding of high school students, teachers and parents of the latest scientific research on the oceans
- Creating an ideal opportunity to expose teachers to the value and excitement of using the oceans as a tool for both disciplinary and cross-disciplinary science education, and
- Providing an opportunity for university oceanographic research programs to develop links with pre-college communities (i.e., IMCS and you!)
Enthusiastic and motivated high school students in grades 9-12 in the New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania are eligible to participate inn the Shore Bowl. Each team must have a coach, who serves as the lead point of contact for the team and is responsible for the team’s compliance with all competition rules and regulations.
Competitions consist of preliminary round-robin matches, followed by a series of single or double-elimination matches for the top teams from each of the round robin divisions. Each timed match consists of:
- A 6-minute buzzer-style round of rapid-fire multiple-choice and short answer questions
- 2 written team challenge questions
- Another 6-minute buzzer-style round of rapid-fire multiple-choice and short answer questions
Topics covered during the competition include biology, chemistry, physics and geology of the oceans, as well as navigation, geography, history, literature and current events.
Interested schools are expected to contact the regional coordinator to register for the event, and to identify a coach and team comprised of 5 students. Teams prepare for the competition using resources suggested by the coordinator and the NOSB, and are required to be completely familiar with the competition rules and regulations prior to the event. The winner of the Shore Bowl earns the right to compete in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, all expenses paid.
Where and When?
Shore Bowl- February 23, 2013
Busch Campus Center- Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey
NOSB National Competition
April 18-21, 2013
For details regarding the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, including the rules and sample questions, visit www.nosb.org.
For details regarding the Shore Bowl contact: