High school students from 14 Alaska coastal communities will converge on the Seward Marine Science Center this weekend to showcase their knowledge of marine science in the 14th annual Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl.
Teams from high schools in Juneau, Copper Center, Kotzebue, Petersburg, Unalaska, Cordova, Scammon Bay, Dillingham, Seward, Sitka, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Kotlik, and Wasilla will compete for prizes that include tuition at UAF, and the chance to represent Alaska at the National Ocean Sciences Bowl in later this spring in Galveston, Texas. A total of 20 teams will compete in the three-day event Feb. 4-6.
“The competition and related activities during the three-day event encourage students to continue to study fisheries and marine science during their postsecondary education, and to consider a career in a marine-related occupation,” said Phyllis Shoemaker, longtime Tsunami Bowl organizer.
The UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Seward Marine Center, has hosted the National Ocean Sciences Bowl Alaska regional competition, since 1998.
Learn more online at: http://seagrant.uaf.edu/nosb/index.html