UMaine Hosts Nor’easter Bowl

High school teams from Maine and New Hampshire are competing in the Nor’easter Bowl — a regional ocean science competition — Saturday, Feb. 7, in the D.P. Corbett Business Building at the University of Maine.

Science of oil in the ocean is the theme of the contest. Four- and five-member student teams will be challenged with quick-answer buzzer questions and thought-provoking team challenge queries. Competition will be held 9—10 a.m., 10:30 a.m.—noon, 1—2 p.m. and 2:30—4:30 p.m. The awards ceremony will be at 4:45 p.m.

The winning squad earns the right to take part with 22 other regional champions in the 18th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Lab on April 23–26, in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

The Nor’easter Bowl is part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl — a program of the nonprofit Consortium for Ocean Leadership. The goal is to encourage the next generation of marine scientists, policymakers, teachers, explorers, researchers, technicians, environmental advocates and informed citizens, to be stewards of the ocean.