Support the NOSB

The NOSB is made possible due to the dedication of our federal, foundation, corporate, and individual supporters.

You can inspire the next generation of ocean leaders!

Your donation to support the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is inspiring the next generation of 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 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers, and helping them become knowledgeable members of their community and environmental stewards.

Friends of the National Center

Friends of the National Center is the fundraising arm of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), which manages the NOSB through its Center for Ocean Leadership. UCAR is a non-profit organization, so all donations to NOSB are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

We accept donations through the following ways:

Online – Click the Donate Button on the right (we accept credit cards, Paypal and ApplePay).

Check – Mail your check made out to UCAR and send it to:

UCAR – Friends of the National Center
Attn: Sarah Swanson
PO BOX 3000
Boulder, CO 80307
Please include in the memo: Donation for NOSB

Stock gifts, ACH Transfers, etc. – Please reach out to Friends of the National Center at

Thanks to our generous donors!

Donated $10,000 dedicated to NOSB staff and volunteers.

Jon and Lisa White, Long-time NOSB Supporters

Donated $100

Ellen Prager, Long-time NOSB Supporter

Donated $50

Henry Arndt, NOSB Alumni