On YouTube: Local High School Scholars to Compete in the Bay Scallop Bowl
Education - Press Release
Regional Ocean Science Competition Part of the Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl®

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Barbara Branca, Communications Manager, New York Sea Grant, P: 631.632.6956, E: barbara.branca@stonybrook.edu

Stony Brook, NY, February 27, 2014 - On Saturday, March 8, sixteen high school teams consisting of four or five students compete in the Bay Scallop Bowl, an annual, regional ocean science competition now in its 13th year.

The teams, which will descend on Stony Brook University's Students Activities Center for the day-long challenge, will be tested through quick answer buzzer questions and thought-provoking team challenge questions.

The winning team of this bowl will compete against 21 other regional champions in the 17th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl at the University of Washington on May 1-4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.

Says William Wise, Associate Director of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and Interim Director of New York Sea Grant, "The Bay Scallop Bowl gets New York high school students excited about the marine sciences.  For some, it's just a competition; for others, however, it is an entré into a lifelong avocation and, for a few, it's a career move."

Students and teachers from these New York high schools with a strong interest in - and knowledge of - marine science will take part in this year's Bay Scallop Bowl:
 
Bellport High School – Brookhaven, NY
Churchville-Chili Senior High School – Churchville, NY
Farmingdale High School – Farmingdale, NY
Great Neck South High School – Great Neck, NY
Half Hollow Hills High School East – Dix Hills, NY
Hunter College High School – New York, NY
Lindenhurst High School – Lindenhurst, NY
Locust Valley High School – Locust Valley, NY
Longwood High School – Middle Island, NY
MacArthur High School – Levittown, NY
Midwood High School – Brooklyn, NY
Mount Sinai High School – Mount Sinai, NY
Ossining High School – Ossining, NY
Sachem High School East – Farmingville, NY
Saint Ann’s School – Brooklyn, NY
The Stony Brook School – Stony Brook, NY
 
The Bay Scallop Bowl is part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB), which is a program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership based in Washington, D.C. Through this educational forum, the NOSB strives to encourage and support the next generation of marine scientists, policy makers, teachers, explorers, researchers, technicians, environmental advocates and informed citizens, to be stewards of the ocean. Many past NOSB participants have moved on to pursue college degrees and careers in ocean science. In 2014, approximately 2,000 students from over 300 high schools will participate.  For more information, visit www.nosb.org.
 
On YouTube: National Ocean Science Bowl promotional video

The National Ocean Sciences Bowl® (NOSB) is an academic competition that tests high school students knowledge of the marine sciences including biology, chemistry, physics, and geology. The NOSB was created in 1998 (The Year of the Ocean) to support and expand ocean sciences education and enhance public understanding and stewardship of the oceans.

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NSGCP engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting scientific research, education, training and extension projects designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our aquatic resources. Through its statewide network of integrated services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources since 1971.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube links. NYSG also offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/coastlines for NY Coastlines, its flagship publication, which, in 2014, merges with the program's e-newsletter, Currents. NY Coastlines is published several times a year.

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