Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl

Mat-Su Career-Tech Mat-TsunamisThe Mat-Tsunamis from Mat-Su Career & Technical High School show off their championship banner at the 2016 Alaska Tsunami competition. Photo by Wolfgang Kurtz.

19th annual competition
February 26–28, 2016
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.


Mat-Tsunamis win again; 2016 competition results are up

Results of the 2016 competition have been posted, including the quiz bowl, research project and art show, research papers, and a photo gallery of the ROV Challenge.

Scammon Bay teacher to return to sea in 2016 on Glacier Bay survey

Mary Cook, a Scammon Bay science teacher and NOSB coach, plans to sail aboard the R/V Norseman II on March 18, 2016, to assist scientists on an exploration of Glacier Bay National Park. Cook is an alumna of NOAA’s Teacher at Sea program and was selected for a second venture through a separate, alumni-only application process.

art show viewers

2015 "Ocean Connection" art show. Photo by Deborah Mercy. Click image for larger version [9.2 MB]

Mat-Tsunamis win 2015 Alaska Tsunami Bowl

Congratulations to the team from Mat-Su Career & Technical High School for winning the 18th annual Alaska regional competition! Competition results and art show results have been posted. Art show results include photos of selected artwork.

"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.