Update 28 Sep 2020:
A format for the 2021 regional competitions of the National Ocean Science Bowl that will accommodate the constraints of the COVID pandemic is being formulated.
The NOSB organizers are seeking input from coaches, students and volunteers on your personal preferences regarding participation and scheduling of Shore Bowl, and any constraints you must operate within imposed by your school.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the online survey links.
We still intend to run Shore Bowl 2021 when the time comes, but presently cannot give any indication of when and how this will work.
Registration for the 2021 Shore Bowl will be announced here in due course
Competition formats being debated are to be fully online, or possibly in-person later in the year (April/May 2021) with steps taken to allow safely distanced interactions. But no decisions have been made. Past competitors should anticipate being surveyed on possible formats in the near future.
The Shore Bowl is an exciting quiz-style competition for high school students (Grades 9-12) in NJ and Eastern PA that focuses on the ocean sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics and geology. We’re one of 25 regional competitions of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) hosted around the country each year. The winning team will represent our region at the NOSB finals. Prizes are awarded to the top teams at both the regional and national levels.
The NOSB theme for 2021 is not yet announced. Study resources for the theme will available at the NOSB web site.
For more information about the NOSB program, watch the video below or visit the NOSB website.