September 26, 2011

Calling Mass. High Schools: Blue Lobster Bowl Team Applications due October 28

The Blue Lobster Bowl, Massachusetts' regional marine science quiz bowl, is one of the 25 annual regional competitions that comprise the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) competition.

During the full-day competition, teams of high school students are quizzed on their knowledge of ocean science subjects including chemistry, biology, engineering, history, ecology, climate change, and weather.

Now in its 15th year, the Blue Lobster Bowl includes over 120 students from as many as 24 Massachusetts high schools. The 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.

Register Your School Team By October 28th, 2011

Download and complete the preliminary Team Intent Form.

Return the Team Intent Form, by email, to Rachel VanCott (, by October 28th, 2011.

Teams will be notified of their status by November 4th, 2011.

Note: Up to 24 student teams can compete in the Blue Lobster Bowl each year. In the event that we have more teams than we can accommodate, we will accept the "A Team" from every school that has applied, and additional teams if space is available. If we cannot accommodate all of the teams in a class (A, B, or C) we will determine, by lottery, the additional school teams from that class which will be accepted.

Volunteer at the Blue Lobster Bowl

Every year, more than 70 volunteers from around the state come to MIT to help us run the Blue Lobster Bowl. Contact us to a become part of the day-long, academic challenge. To Volunteer please contact Rachel VanCott. Learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Blue Lobster Bowl.


Blue Lobster Bowl team on competition day.

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