UNH To Host Regional National Ocean Sciences Bowl Feb. 5

Contact: Barbara Pinto-Maurer

Dec. 13, 2004

DURHAM, N.H. -- Teams of high school students from across northern New England will gather at the University of New Hampshire Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, to compete in the annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB). The team that wins the event, which is also known as the Nor’easter Bowl, will go on to compete in the nationals.

The event is open to high school teams from Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Each team consists of four members plus an alternate and a coach. There is no cost to the schools and breakfast and lunch are provided, as is lodging for teams traveling a long distance.

For more information contact Mark Wiley (mark.wiley@unh.edu) or Barbara Pinto-Maurer (barbara.pinto@unh.edu) at NH Sea Grant (603-749-1565). Information and application forms are also available online at www.nosb.org.

One of 24 regional competitions, the UNH NOSB is an opportunity for both students and teachers to broaden their knowledge and to interact with other schools in a timed, round-robin competition. Categories for questions include the physics, chemistry, biology, geology and geography of the oceans, social sciences, ocean-related technology and current

The Nor’easter Bowl is a collaboration of the UNH Marine Program, NH Sea Grant, UNH Cooperative Extension, the University of Maine, the University of New England, Bigelow Laboratory and the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education.