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. Teams of 4 – 5 participants answer questions based on the marine sciences in a quick answer timed format and more complex team challenge questions (TCQs). The 22sd annual competition will be held on February 1, 2020 at University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Delaware. Financial support comes from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership and other sponsors that can be found on the Sponsors and Supporters pages.
Participants receive prizes for attending the regional event and the top three teams win grand prizes donated by our many sponsors. Additionally, the first-place winners from the Chesapeake Bay Bowl, along with the 24 other regional competitions winners will participate in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl championship in Gulf Coast, MS from April 16-19, 2020.
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 25 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 the Consortium for Ocean Leadership based in Washington, D.C. 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.
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that represents 99 of the leading public and private ocean research education institutions, aquaria and industry with the mission to advance research, education and sound ocean policy. The organization also manages, coordinates and facilitates ocean research and education programs in areas of scientific ocean drilling, ocean observing, ocean exploration and ocean partnerships.