January 11, 2012

Brown Bag Lunch with Rachel VanCott: Blue Lobster Bowl, Massachusetts' Ocean Sciences Quiz Bowl

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: MIT E38-300 (292 Main St., Cambridge, 3rd floor)

Bring your lunch and get to know MIT Sea Grant's Blue Lobster Bowl!

The Blue Lobster Bowl is a state-wide academic quiz bowl within the National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition system. Every year, more than 120 students from across the state spend countless hours honing their buzzer skills and learning about marine science, engineering and maritime history in preparation for the all-day, tournament-style competition. In this talk, you'll learn about the competition, how it promotes ocean literacy and, if you're feeling adventurous, play a round yourself!

About Rachel VanCott
Rachel VanCott works with the Marine Advisory Services group at MIT Sea Grant, where her primary focus is in marine science education and communication. Her background is in science writing and biology. She's particularly interested in using new media to promote ocean literacy, and encouraging stewardship and systems thinking in students through project-based learning.

About the Brown Bag Lunch Series
MIT Sea Grant staff and students present projects, programs, research, and other topics in an informal setting to inform and inspire MIT colleagues and the wider community. The Brown Bag Lunch Series is open to the public.

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Rachel VanCott, Educator and Ocean Literacy Communicator, MIT Sea Grant

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