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.

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. Stay tuned for 2025 competition dates which will be announced this Fall.

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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.

Get The Latest NOSB News!

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.