(Durham, New Hampshire) – After a full day of "Jeopardy-style" buzzer competition at the National Ocean Sciences Bowl's 2020 Nor'easter Bowl, Narragansett High School from Rhode Island took home first place! Competition results are available here.

Hosted this year at the University of New Hampshire, eighteen teams of students from eleven schools in Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, competed today in the Northeast regional component of the 23rd annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB). An interdisciplinary ocean science education program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, NOSB is an academic competition that tests students’ knowledge of ocean-related topics, which include cross-disciplines of biology, chemistry, policy, physics, and geology. The goal of the NOSB competition is to support and expand ocean sciences education and enhance public understanding and stewardship of the oceans.

Narragansett High School will head to Long Beach, Mississippi to compete in the National Finals, April 16-19, 2020. The competition theme for the 2020 National Finals is “Understanding Human, Economic, and Environmental Resiliency in the Gulf of Mexico” as the Finals will coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Focusing on the environment in the backyard of where the finals will be hosted, this theme ties together society’s interactions with the ocean, how environmental systems may be changing, and the science of restoration and recovery. 

Congratulations to all of the hard-working students and coaches who have spent countless hours preparing for this competition! This event would not have been possible without the team of volunteers, organized this year by NH Sea Grant's marine education program.