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This year’s competition will be held on Saturday February 18, 2017. 

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SPOONBILL 2016

The 2016 Spoonbill competition was exciting as always! 18 teams from 13 schools participated in this Florida’s West Coast Regional Competition.  The teams played long and hard…When the competition ended it was the AES- A Team that emerged as the CHAMPIONS!  Second Place went to Durant High School and Eastside B-Team was the Third Place winner. The Sportsmanship Award was won by first time competitors, Oviedo High School.  The second place winners Durant High School also won the T-Shirt Competition.

Although our champions did not make it to the final round at the Nationals they represented our region very well. The Nationals took place in Morehead City, NC April 21-24.

Below are Pictures of Spoonbill 2016 Winning Teams


USF Spoonbill Winners

 

The 2016 Spoonbill Champions

School Name: Academy of Environmental Sciences –(AES-A Team)
Coaches: Ward Cooper & Susannah Nendze
City: Crystal River
State: Florida
2016 Champions AES A Team
2016 Champions, AES- A Team with Coach Ward Cooper

Winning Team at the Nationals Competition with Coach and Regional Coordinators
Winning Team at the Nationals Competition with Coach and Regional Coordinators


Second Place

School Name: Durant High School
Coaches: Kelly Cook
City: Plant City
State: Florida
Second Place Winner with Coaches Kelly Cook and Jeremy Lynch
Second Place Winner with Coaches Kelly Cook and Jeremy Lynch


Third Place

School Name: Eastside B-Team
Coaches: Anne West-Valle & Arnoldo West-Valle
City: Gainesville
State: Florida
Second Place Winner with Coaches Kelly Cook and Jeremy Lynch
Third Place Winner with Coach Arnaldo West-Valle


Sportsmanship Award

School Name: Oviedo High School
Coaches: Benjamin Hogue
City: Oviedo
State: Florida
Sportsmanship Award Winner with Coach Benjamin Houge
Sportsmanship Award Winner with Coach Benjamin Houge


T-Shirt Competition Winner

School Name: Durant High School
Coaches: Kelly Cook
City: Plant City
State: Florida
T-Shirt Competition Winner with Coaches Jeremy Lynch and Kelly Cook
T-Shirt Competition Winner with Coaches Jeremy Lynch and Kelly Cook
 
School# Teams
AES (Academy of Environmental Sciences) 2
Baron Collier 1
Canterbury Schools of Florida 2
Durant 1
Eastside 2
Lakewood 1
Osceola 1
Oviedo 1
Riverview 1
St. Stephens 1
Seacrest 2
Strawberry Crest 1
Wharton 2


We Need You

A call is out for volunteers for the regional NOSB competition


Spoonbill Volunteering

E-mail Angela Lodge at alodge@usf.edu


- One of 25 regional NOSB Sites
- Sponsored by Consortium for Oceanographic LEADERSHIP
- 1-day academic bowl focusing on disciplines in oceanography
- Teams of 5 High School students compete for regional title
- Regional winners move onto the National Competition in April
- Spoonbill Bowl Schedule - Coming Soon - February 13, 2016
Who: Teams of 4 students, an alternate, and a coach from high schools from the west coast of Florida.
What: The Spoonbill Bowl consists of a round-robin/single-elimination format for teams of high school students; teams consist of four students plus one alternate and a coach. The format involves a timed competition of multiple-choice or short-answer questions within the broad category of the oceans. Questions are drawn from the scientific and technical disciplines used in studying the oceans (physics, chemistry, geology, atmospheric science, biology, etc.) as well as from topics on the contributions of the oceans to national and international economics, history and culture.
Where: USF College of Marine Science, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and Florida Marine Research Institute. Click here to view USF St. Petersburg Map
Why: The overlying goal of this competition is intended to increase knowledge of the oceans on the part of high school students, their teachers and parents, as well as to raise the visibility and public understanding of the national investment in ocean-related research.
How to register: Please e-mail TERESA GREELY for information about registration. Registration will open on October 1st. Teams will be registered for competition on a first to return completed paperwork, first registered basis. All applications must be received no later than November 15th.
Please visit National Ocean Science Bowl for additional competition information, team resources, and other student opportunities.
Regional Coordinator: Teresa Greely and Angela Lodge
West Coast, Florida
College of Marine Science University of South Florida
140 7th Ave. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Fax: 727-553-1189
Phone: 727-553-3921 OR 727.552.2281

Volunteers

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://www.marine.usf.edu/outreach/spoonbill#sigFreeId5bd1f2b0ea

Volunteers who join the event each year are from the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, USGS Coastal & Marine Science Center, Florida Marine Science Educators Association, USF Marine Science, USFSP, Eckerd College, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Florida Aquarium, Mote Marine Labs & Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo, Oceanography Camp for Girls Alumnae, Ocean Optics and NOAA Fisheries. Follow the links below for details on Volunteer Roles including, Moderators, Science Judges, Rules Judges, Scorekeepers, Timekeepers, Runners and Expert Science Judges.
 
Important dates to remember: 2017 SPOONBILL Competition: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Volunteer Sign–Up: December 15, 2016 (Join us, send an email to alodge@usf.edu
Volunteer Training dates: Weekly during January
Competition Question Review: December & January for Moderators and Science Judges


FAQs

 

When is the regional competition this year?

February 18, 2017

Where will the Spoonbill Bowl be held?

The Spoonbill Bowl competition takes place in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida at the USF St. Petersburg campus. The competition takes place in several buildings including USFSP Science & Technology building, Florida Marine Research Institute, and USF College of Marine Science.

How many teams can enter?

Generally, the Spoonbill competition can accommodate up to 16 teams depending on budget and facility availability.

Can parents/public attend the event?

Absolutely, but lunch can only be provided for teams and volunteers. There are many restaurants in downtown St. Pete for guests who would like to attend.

Can a school enter more than one team?

Based on the number of teams registered by our deadline, notice is generally given in December if more than one team will be allowed. All B Teams will be selected by a random drawing and may be called upon as late as competition day.

Where can I find practice buzzer questions?

  • The national website has sets of past questions in two formats buzzer and team challenge.
  • Some buzzer questions can be generated by team members and used during practice sessions.
  • Many oceanography texts have chapter review questions that can be adapted for buzzer and team challenge questions.

How do I become a volunteer for the event?

  • Up to 60 Volunteers are needed for the event
  • Role responsibilities can be found on the regional and national website National Ocean Sciences Bowl
  • Volunteers are the backbone of the event and will receive an event day shirt as well as meals
  • Volunteer training is provided prior to the event to learn and practice roles and responsibilities.
  • Please contact Teresa Greely, greely@usf.edufor registering as a volunteer for the bowl.
  • Please visit Spoonbill Volunteering

 

How can I find out more information about the Spoonbill Bowl?

Contact alodge@usf.edu for complete registration details and event day information.

 

2015 Winning Teams

1st Place: Eastside High School

2015 Champion with Coach Anne West-Valle
2015 Champion with Coach Anne West-Valle

 

2nd Place: AES (Academy of Environmental Science)

Academy of Environmental Science
Academy of Environmental Science

 

3rd Place: Durant

Durant
Durant

 

Sportsmanship Award Winner: Seacrest

Sportsmanship Award Winner: Seacrest
Sportsmanship Award Winner: Seacrest

 

T-Shirt Competition Winner: OCG (Oceanography Camp for Girls)

T-Shirt Competition Winner: OCG (Oceanography Camp for Girls)
T-Shirt Competition Winner: OCG (Oceanography Camp for Girls)
 

2015 Schools and # Spoonbill Teams

School# Teams
AES (Academy of Environmental Sciences) 1
Baron Collier 1
Canterbury Schools of Florida 1
Durant 1
Eastside 2
Lakewood 2
Mitchell 1
OCG (Oceanography Camp for Girls) 1
Osceola 1
Riverview 1
Seacrest 2
Strawberry Crest 2
Wharton 2

 

2014 Winning Teams

1st Place: Eastside High School

2nd Place: Durant High School

3rd Place: Strawberry Crest

Sportsmanship Award Winner: PACE Center for Girls

 

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