February 13, 2009
Lexington High School Wins 2009 Blue Lobster Bowl
Students from Lexington High School took home the first place prize at the 2009 Blue Lobster Bowl held at MIT on February 7, 2009. That team will head to the NOSB finals in Washington D.C. in late April to compete against 24 other regional winners for the final competition in The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB). The second place award went to Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (last year’s national champions), with Philips Academy coming in third.
In all, the event saw sixteen teams of students from these Massachusetts high schools: Bedford High School, Brookline High School, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Chelmsford High School, Lexington High School, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Lynn Classical High School, Newton North High School, Newton South High School, North Andover High School, and Philips Academy.
Sponsored by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, the NOSB is an annual round robin competition that tests students’ knowledge of ocean-related issues and encourages the next generation of marine scientists, policy makers, teachers, explorers, researchers, technicians, environmental advocates and informed citizens. And students will tell you: it’s fun! Approximately 2,000 students from over 400 high schools are participating in the 2009 NOSB.
The Blue Lobster Bowl is co-sponsored by The MIT Sea Grant College Program, The MIT Center for Ocean Engineering Research, and The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. For more information, see http://bluelobsterbowl.mit.edu or http://nosb.org .