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 Currently Participating In Regional Bowls

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

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2022 NOSB Finals

January 26, 2022|

The Consortium for Ocean Leadership and National Ocean Sciences Bowl staff have made the decision to hold the 2022 national Finals competition virtually this May.

2022 Professional Development Webinars: Dr. Sean Hayes

January 20, 2022|

As climate change begins to have influences on the physical processes of the ocean there will be a variety of responses by most marine taxa. NOAA Fisheries is responsible for managing many if not most of these species in US waters. The presentation will highlight some general principles that can be expected, and then dive a little deeper into some case studies from several of NOAA’ Species in the Spotlight including seals, salmon, whales and more.

2022 Professional Development Webinars: Dr. Andrea Copping & Dorian Overhus

January 6, 2022|

As we combat climate change, marine renewable energy (MRE) has the potential to play an important role. However, we need to understand the impact tidal, wave, and ocean thermal energy devices may have on marine animals and the environment in order to deploy MRE devices in a responsible manner. This webinar will cover the importance of MRE and how it relates to climate change, what is known about environmental interactions, and next steps for the industry.