Blue Lobster Bowl

21st Annual Blue Lobster Bowl

A Regional Competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl

Event will be Saturday, March 3, 2018 and include up to 24 teams!


Snow postponement date is Sunday 3/4/18, and registered teams and volunteers will be notified of any postponement by 3/2/18.

Coaches will check-in for their teams at 9:20am, and the competition day will conclude at 6pm.

All student and parent questions should be addressed to team coaches.


To apply to participate in the 2018 competition, please complete a 2018 Team Intent Form for each of your school's A, B, and/or C teams. One form per team and $50 registration fee (or application for fee waiver due to financial need) must be received by December 15, 2017, by Ms. Diane Alicea, MIT Sea Grant, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, NW98-151, Cambridge, MA 02139. Team Intent Forms are critical for the planning process.

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Volunteers Are Needed to run the 21st Annual Blue Lobster Bowl!

LEARN MORE about the competition, volunteer roles, and training sessions

APPLY to VOLUNTEER online from December 1, 2017 to February 8, 2018

You can manage your application for up to a week.

There will be VOLUNTEER TRAINING at the following times :

  • February 24, 2018 (Saturday) 3:30-5:30pm at MIT
  • February 25, 2018 (Sunday) 9:30-11:30am at MIT
  • February 25, 2018 (Sunday) 12:00-12:45pm at MIT (for dual NSB volunteer officials only)
  • February 25, 2018 (Sunday) evening conference call (for science room graders only)
  • February 26, 2018 (Monday) from 3-5pm at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • February 27, 2018 (Tuesday) 6-8PM and 8:30-10:30PM at MIT

Please SHARE this opportunity with your ocean-loving friends and colleagues, particularly those with ocean-related careers and other STEM role models.

About The Blue Lobster Bowl

Now in its 21st year, the Blue Lobster Bowl includes over 120 students from as many as 24 Massachusetts high schools. The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) was created in 1998 in honor of the International Year of the Ocean and, since its inception, the competition has grown to include 300 schools and over 2,000 students annually.


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