Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl

Juneau-Douglas CaballersThe Caballers from Juneau-Douglas High School show off their championship banner at the 2014 Alaska Tsunami competition. Photo by Sharice Walker.

17th annual competition
February 28–March 2, 2014
Seward, Alaska

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.


Juneau-Douglas takes third place in national NOSB competition

The Juneau-Douglas Caballers were one of the top contenders among the 22 high schools competing in the 17th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl held in Seattle, May 1–4, 2014.

"Get in the Game!" fundraiser in progress for NOSB finals and 2015 competition

Help support the National Ocean Sciences Bowl! The Consortium for Ocean Leadership and the National Ocean Sciences Bowl are raising funds to support the NOSB finals competition in early May. Funds are still needed for team meals, scholarships for NOSB high school seniors, and support for the students who will take part in the 2015 regional competition. Organizers are hoping to raise $20,000 by June 8. An online donation form is available.

Juneau-Douglas team "The Caballers" wins 2014 competition

Continuing the long winning streak by Juneau-Douglas High School, a team of mostly veteran competitors captured the trophy. Kodiak High School's "Elusive Jellyfish" took top honors for their research project.

Results have been posted. Photos of art show entries and PDFs of research project papers will be coming soon.

Regional coordinator talks about NOSB on Alaska Fish Radio

Phyllis Shoemaker was interviewed by Stephanie Mangini for a Fish Radio story, "Students Test Their Ocean Science Smarts."

2014 national competition saved by private sponsors

A private donation from Eric and Wendy Schmidt has made possible this year's national competition, which will be hosted by the Orca Bowl in Seattle on May 1–4, 2014. The theme is ocean acidification.