A REGIONAL COMPETITION OF THE NATIONAL OCEAN SCIENCES BOWL
Every winter, MIT Sea Grant sponsors the Blue Lobster Bowl, a fast-paced ocean science competition. Rounding its 25th 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.
Topics include ocean biology, chemistry, geology, physics, history, and economics, as well as ocean-related current events. The winning team competes in the national finals each year in May.
25TH ANNUAL BLUE LOBSTER BOWL
Competition Days: March 5 & 6, 2022
2022 Winning Team: Lexington High School A
Clockwise from upper left: Pria Sawhney, Kari Darling (Coach), Jasper Nevis, David Zhou, Ethan Wang, Jaime Yu (Team Captain)
OUR 2022 TEAMS
1ST PLACE | Lexington High School A
2ND PLACE | Lexington High School B
3RD PLACE | Acton-Boxborough Regional High School A
4 Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School B
5 Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School A
6 Newton South High School A
7 Acton-Boxborough Regional High School B
8 Newton North High School
9 Newton South High School B
10 Cape Cod Academy
11 Norfolk County Agricultural High School
12 Chelmsford High School
Thank you to the 57 dedicated volunteers who officiated and helped bring the ocean science bowl virtual and head-to-head! We had volunteers from Asia to Alaska, plus 10 other states – one of the benefits of this year’s virtual competition. We particularly appreciate the People Making a Difference volunteers, team coaches, NOSB, NOSB alumni, and support from the Harvard/MIT COOP.
WANT TO START A TEAM AND COMPETE?
Volunteers are fundamental in running the quiz bowl. We seek ocean-lovers, STEM role models, and those with ocean-related careers. Keep score or time, judge science or rules, moderate, grade responses, or update the electronic scoreboard.
APPLY NOW! We need 90 volunteer officials age 18+ to help run the Blue Lobster Bowl’s virtual, head-to-head matches for all the teams from MA high schools. Please apply to officiate by 2/3 using this form or learn more here. If you have difficulty completing the online application, please call People Making a Difference at *82,1-781-963-0373.