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Greetings Spoonbill Bowl Fans,
Thanks again to all who supported and assisted with the 2017 competition. The 2018 Spoonbill Ocean Sciences Bowl competition will be held on Saturday, FEBRUARY 24, 2018.
If you are interested in volunteering more information and volunteer registration links are provided following highlights from the 2017 Spoonbill Bowl competition below.
Volunteer Training dates: Weekly during January and February
Below are Pictures of Spoonbill 2017 Winning Teams
The 2017 Spoonbill Champions
School Name: Eastside High School
2017 Second Place
School Name: Academy of Environmental Science - Team A
2017 Third Place
School Name: Academy of Environmental Science - Team B
2017 Sportsmanship Award
School Name: Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School
2017 T-Shirt Competition Winner
School Name: Durant High School
|AES (Academy of Environmental Sciences)||2|
|Canterbury Schools of Florida||2|
We Need You To Volunteer
Follow the Link below for more information and to complete volunteer registration form
When is the regional competition this year?
February 24, 2018
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, firstname.lastname@example.org registering as a volunteer for the bowl.
- Please visit Spoonbill Volunteering
How can I find out more information about the Spoonbill Bowl?
Contact email@example.com for complete registration details and event day information.