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Local High School Scholars to Compete in 12th Annual Bay Scallop Bowl
Education - Press Advisory

Regional Ocean Science Competition Part of the Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl


Barbara A. Branca, NY Sea Grant, P: 631.632.6956, E: barbara.branca@stonybrook.edu

NOTE: Due to the weekend's winter weather forecast, the 12th Annual Bay Scallop Bowl will not go off as planned on Saturday, January 9, 2013; The event has been rescheduled for February 16.

January 10, 2013, Stony Brook, NY - Sixteen high school teams consisting of four or five students compete in the Bay Scallop Bowl, an annual, regional ocean science competition. The teams are tested through quick answer buzzer questions and thought-provoking team challenge questions. The winning team of this bowl will compete against 24 other regional champions in the 16th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on April 18-21, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

WHO: Students and teachers from these New York schools with a strong interest in - and knowledge of - marine science will compete in the 12th annual Bay Scallop Bowl.

Bellport High School – Brookhaven, NY
Bronx HS of Science – New York, NY
Churchville-Chili Senior HS –Churchville, NY
Division Avenue HS – Farmingdale, NY
Farmingdale HS – Farmingdale, NY
General MacArthur HS – Levittown, NY
Great Neck South HS – Great Neck, NY
Half Hollow Hills HS East – Dix Hills, NY
Locust Valley HS – Locust Valley, NY
Longwood HS – Middle Island, NY
Midwood HS – Brooklyn, NY
Mount Sinai HS – Mount Sinai, NY
RC Murphy Junior HS – Stony Brook, NY
Sachem HS East – Farmingville, NY
Saint Ann’s School – Brooklyn, NY
The Stony Brook School, Stony Brook, NY

WHEN: Saturday, February 16, 2013

WHERE: Student Activities Center – Stony Brook University

WHY: The Bay Scallop Bowl is part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB), 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 2013, approximately 2,000 students from over 300 high schools will participate. For more information, visit www.nosb.org.

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