In addition to be being great fun, the competition aims to encourage the next generation of ocean scientists, policy-makers, educators and stewards.  Participation in the Shore Bowl will:

Broaden the understanding of students, teachers, and the wider community on the latest ocean science.

Create an opportunity for teachers to use the oceans as a tool for both disciplinary and cross-disciplinary science education.

Allow students to interact with volunteers who work in a variety of ocean science settings, highlighting future career possibilities.

Below is a short video about the experience of past participants  (courtesy of NOSB):