ESRL Global Systems Division
FSL Supports the 2004 National Ocean Science Bowl
FSL personnel volunteered at the 7th Annual Regional National Ocean Science Bowl (NOSB) on February 28, 2004, at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado (CU-Boulder). The event was organized and hosted by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at CU-Boulder. Volunteers participated as moderators, science judges, rules judges, scorekeepers, and timekeepers. This is the only region that is completely landlocked out of the 24 national regions that participated.
High schools from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming were invited to attend the event, and 15 schools registered and fielded 20 teams for the event. The teams were challenged on their knowledge of physical and chemical oceanography, marine geology, technology, biology, and social sciences. Poudre High School (Team 1) of Fort Collins, Colorado, coached by Chris Powers, won the event by beating Loveland High School (Team 2), coached by Matt Nigro and Darlene Halvorson, of Loveland, Colorado, in the final round. Scott Community High School of Scott City, Kansas, competed for the first time and finished in 8th place. The winner competes next at the NOSB National Competition, which will be held in Charleston, South Carolina, April 23-26.
Gifts were donated by NOAA, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Ocean Journey, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, CU-Boulder Bookstore, and other local merchants.
Name: Lee M Cohen