Information and Training Plan for Coaches and Teams

20th Annual Alaska Regional Ocean Sciences Bowl, "Alaska Tsunami Bowl"

February 17–19, 2017
Seward, Alaska


Welcome to the 2017 Alaska Tsunami Bowl, the Alaska region competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl.

The Alaska Region NOSB consists of two parts: a tournament quiz-style academic competition, designed to challenge and recognize the students' knowledge of sciences in the context of the oceans, and a research project with written and oral components.

See the new Tsunami Bowl Coach Handbook [PDF; 86 KB] for more information.

New rules for the Tsunami Bowl[PDF; 516 KB] were developed before the 2015 competition. Please read them carefully and also check out the summary of rule changes [PDF; 197 KB].

Training Plan

Here are the dates and deadlines you'll need to remember.

Dates Action or event
September 1–October 1 One team per school allowed to sign up for the Tsunami Bowl. Schools and teams will be posted on the 2017 teams page as they sign up.
October 1 Additional teams from the same school can sign up for the Tsunami Bowl if space is available. Teams not in the first 20 to sign up will be placed on a waiting list and notified if any spaces open up.
November 15 Final deadline for Intent to Participate forms if the maximum 20 teams have not already signed up.
December 1 Research project manuscripts must be received electronically by the Tsunami Bowl coordinator.
January 9 Team registration forms with final team members listed are due. Also due: coach information forms and student information forms.
February 16 Artwork submitted to "Ocean Connection" art show must arrive at the Tsunami Bowl check-in site before 8 p.m.
February 17–19 "Alaska Tsunami Bowl" regional competition, Seward, Alaska. See 2017 schedule of events.
TBA Optional video contest for Ocean Leadership will be announced.
April 20–23, 2017 NOSB finals competition, Corvallis, Oregon.


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