Inspiring Tomorrow’s Ocean Leaders

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Ocean Leaders

The NOSB is an academic competition and program that addresses a national gap in environmental and earth sciences in public education by introducing high school students to and engaging them in ocean science, preparing them for ocean science-related and other STEM careers, and helping them become knowledgeable citizens and environmental stewards.

Regional NOSB competitions are held at universities, research institutions, laboratories, science centers and aquaria across the county. Each year, approximately 2,000 students from 350 schools, and 1,500 volunteers participate in the program. Use the map to find details, such as the competition date, location and regional coordinator’s contact information, for your closest regional competition.
  • States Hosting Regional Bowls
  • States with Regional Bowl Participants

Find your local competition!

All states are eligible to compete. Contact us to learn more.

Check back for 2025 competition dates which will be announced this Fall.

2024 NOSB Annual Review Available

This report reviews the 2024 NOSB competition year, highlighting our collective successes, the impact we have made, and our appreciation for the continued engagement of our community.

Winning team results of each regional bowl are featured here.

Any questions may be sent to

New Storm Surge Resources and Challenge – Prize Winners Announced!

The NOSB has posted its first STEAM Leader Challenge on “Understanding Storm Surges and Protecting Our Communities” on Scoutlier, a free online learning platform for teachers to borrow, build, and assign self-paced, interactive lessons.

Click here to learn more and see the winning submissions.

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