Welcome to the 2014 Nor'easter Bowl
The University of New Hampshire will host the 2014 Nor'easter Bowl on Saturday, February 1, 2014 on its campus in Durham, New Hampshire.
The Nor'easter Bowl is a regional competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB), an annual academic competition that tests high school students' knowledge of marine sciences, including marine biology; chemical, physical, and biological oceanography; marine geology and geophysics; marine engineering; and marine policy.
The goal of the NOSB is to support and expand ocean sciences education and enhance public understanding and stewardship of the oceans. Each year, approximately 2,000 students from 300 schools across the nation compete for prizes and a trip to compete in the national competition.
During the regional Nor'easter Bowl, teams of 4-5 students are tested on their knowledge of scientific and technical disciplines through quick answer buzzer questions and more complex team challenge problems. The winning team from the Nor'easter Bowl will advance to the NOSB Finals Competition, held May 1-4, 2014 at the University of Washington (Orca Bowl) in Seattle. The theme for this year's Finals Competition is "Ocean Acidification."
The Nor'easter Bowl is open to teams from any high school in Maine and New Hampshire. Science teachers serve as team coaches. Students can win a variety of regional and national awards, including educational trips, scholarships to regional universities, visits to oceanographic institutions and aquaria, and gift certifications for scientific gear and books.
In addition, any student who participates is eligible to apply for the National Ocean Scholar Program.