Form a Team
Want to form a team to compete in NOSB?
First, grab some friends. Each team must consist of four students (up to five, with one member as an alternate) and a coach. All students must be currently enrolled in high school. For more information on eligibility and coaching policy, please review our rules.
Next, check out our competition map and find the region closest to you. Contact the coordinator for that region to see if they have an opening for a new team. They can help you get registered for the competition and provide details regarding location and time. Registration for regional competitions typically occurs in the Fall.
Finally, study up! NOSB covers marine/coastal environment in the areas of biology, chemistry, geology, physical oceanography, social sciences, marine policy, geography, and technology. Review some of our sample questions to become familiar with the format.
Tips for Forming a Team (pdf)
“Preparing a Team to Excel at the National Ocean Sciences Bowl.” – 2009 NMEA Meeting Minutes