NOSB Award Trips
Each year, the award for the top winning teams at the National Ocean Sciences Bowl Finals Competition is an educational and experiential trip that provides these teams with unique hands-on field and laboratory experience in the marine sciences.
Past NOSB champions have had the opportunity to visit various marine research locations around the U.S. and the world including Hawaii, California, Florida, Costa Rica, and Bermuda. All of these experiences have been invaluable for NOSB students. The trips expose students to science professionals and career opportunities, while enriching their understanding and stewardship of the ocean.
“As the winning team, we received a six-day trip to New Hampshire and Maine. The trip gave us the opportunity to experience oceanography for what it truly is: a hands-on, gritty, practical science. While the knowledge we’d accumulated over the year was itself rewarding, the trip gave us the chance to apply it […] the NOSB experience awakened me to the promise of marine science.” – Nate Marshall, Boise High School, Imagine Magazine, Jan/Feb 2015
Recent Award Trips
1st Place: Southeast Alaska – NOAA Auke Bay Laboratory, DIPAC Hatchery, University of Alaska, and Sitka Sound Science Center
2nd Place: Texas Gulf Coast – Texas State Aquarium, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute, HARTE Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, and Padre Island National Seashore
1st Place: Northern New England – Shoals Marine Laboratory, University of New Hampshire, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, and University of Maine Darling Marine Lab
2nd Place: Mid-Atlantic – Smithsonian National Zoo, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Environmental Research and Education Center, Living Oceans Foundation, and NOAA Oxford lab
1st Place: Southern New England – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, University of Rhode Island, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Connecticut Sea Grant and Project Oceanology
2nd Place: Coastal Georgia – University of Georgia Marine Extension Service, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, NOAA Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, and Savannah State University