What is the Chesapeake Bay Bowl?

The Chesapeake Bay Bowl (CBB) is a regional competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB). High school students from Maryland, Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. are eligible to participate in the CBB. During this competition, teams of 4 – 5 participants compete to answer questions based on the marine sciences.

The 25th annual competition will be hosted IN PERSON in February 2024 at the University of Delaware Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Delaware. Participants receive prizes for attending the regional event and the top teams win grand prizes donated by our many sponsors. Questions? Check out the Students & Coaches page, or contact the Regional Coordinator, David Christopher at dmchrist@udel.edu..

What is the National Ocean Sciences Bowl?

The NOSB is a nationally recognized and highly acclaimed high school academic competition that provides a forum for talented students to test their knowledge of the marine sciences including biology, chemistry, physics, geology, marine history, policy and current events. The NOSB was created in 1998 in honor of the International Year of the Ocean and has grown to include 24 regional competition locations with 300 schools and over 2,000 high school students participating annually. Through academic competition, scholarships, internship opportunities, and a diversity initiative, NOSB has positively impacted more than 20,000 high school students since its inception. The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is a program of Center for Ocean Leadership, a University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Community Program. NOSB seeks to interest students in pursuing a college degree and future career in the ocean sciences. 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 consider and appreciate the ocean. To find out more about NOSB, visit www.nosb.org. You can also find NOSB on Facebook!

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