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

Find your local competition!

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

Updates on 2024 Regional Competitions

Many of the NOSB regional competitions will take place in 2024, either virtually or in-person. Please visit the map of regional sites for the contact information of each bowl’s regional coordinator(s) as well as competition dates. Unfortunately, there will be no National Finals Competition in 2024.

Winning team results of each regional bowl are featured here.

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New Storm Surge Resources and Challenge with Prizes

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.

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