Education and Outreach

Montgomery Blair High School Cruises to Victory in 21st Annual NOSB

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - The 2018 Spoonbill Regional champion team, students from Eastside High School in Gainesville Florida placed 10th overall in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition. The NOSB Finals took place April 19-22, 2018 in Boulder Colorado at UC Boulder and CIRES.

Our Spoonbill team members  enjoyed two environmental-focused service field trips. Four team members, Emily, Ari, Ike and Liliana helped to plant 250 new trees in the Boulder community. Team member, Alex and RC's Lodge and Greely helped to clear a hiking trail in the Rocky Mountains National Park. It was a great day of fieldtrips...and we even had snow fall at the end of the day's work!

On Saturday our home team from Eastside High competed well and after the Round Robin rounds was vying with five other teams for 3rd place.  At the end a long day of competition Eastside did not  advance to the Sunday playoffs between the top 6 ranked teams.

Congratulations to our regional champions Liliana, Alex, Ike, Emily, Ari and their dedicated coaches, Anne West-Valle and Arnoldo Valle for competing well and representing Florida's Spoonbill Bowl.

If you are interested in competing in the NOSB, be sure to register your high school team for the 2019 Spoonbill competition taking place next February.

Email questions to: greely@usf.edu or alodge@usf.edu

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