Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl
18th annual competition
February 6–8, 2015
The Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl is a regional competition for Alaska high schools on topics related to the study of the oceans. This regional event is part of the annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl. The winning team of the Alaska Tsunami Bowl competes against other regional teams from all over the United States.
See links below and at left for more information on this exciting competition.
The 2015 Alaska Tsunami Bowl draft schedule of events is now available online
The three-day competition begins with research project oral presentations and the “Ocean Connection” art show, then moves into the quiz competition. Teams also can compete in an optional ROV activity. The quiz competition finishes up with a championship round and an awards ceremony. See the schedule of events for all the details.
"For $1 million: Will an ocean science quiz program survive tough times?"
In October, Science magazine ran an article about federal budget cuts to the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. The article was written by NOSB participant Darby Hopper, a high school senior at Okemos High School in Okemos, Michigan, who has competed at the Great Lakes Bowl.
A blog post by David Shiffman, "Save the National Sciences Bowl," lists several ways to contribute to NOSB.
NOSB Question Writers Needed
The National Ocean Sciences Bowl is seeking additional question writers for the upcoming competition season. The competition includes two rapid-fire rounds of multiple choice or short answer questions and two critical thinking team challenge questions (TCQs). Questions are drawn from the scientific and technical disciplines used in studying the oceans. Categories include: Physical Oceanography, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Geography, Marine Policy, Technology, and the Social Sciences. If you are interested, please contact the National Office at 202-232-3900 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See Question Writers on the NOSB site for more information.
New rules take effect for 2015
- What is the National Ocean Sciences Bowl?
- NOSB on Facebook
- Information for coaches & teams
- Information for sponsors
- Why a research project?
- Art show information
- NOSB careers and scholarships (national site)