A project of CONSORTIUM FOR OCEAN LEADERSHIP INC
“The NOSB made my palms sweat and my heart race, but the exhilaration of making your team and school proud, the fun I had, and all I learned, made it the coolest and most formative experience of my youth.” -- Caitlin Campbell, past Shore Bowl participant
The ocean and the marine life that inhabit it are central to our world. Despite this fact, young people in the U.S. have very few opportunities to study ocean science.
In 1998, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership established the National Ocean Sciences Bowl® (NOSB®), an annual academic competition that introduces high school students to ocean science and other science, engineering, mathematics and technology (STEM) related subjects and careers.
Our goal is to provide youth with an increased awareness and understanding of global climate and weather, ecosystem health, sustainability and resource conservation.
Each year, in preparation for the regional NOSB competitions, students learn about the ocean, biology, chemistry, geology and physics. They also gain exposure to - and preparation for - careers related to ocean science and STEM disciplines.
On average, approximately 2,000 students from more than 300 high schools in 34 states plus Washington, D.C. participate each year in the February and March regional competitions and strive for the chance to compete at the annual National Finals Competition.
Your support will help us raise funds for:
Our goal between now and the end of the year is to raise $5,000 for the NOSB. Please consider becoming a part of the NOSB today through a tax-deductible donation. Any amount is appreciated!
The NOSB Team