When is the regional competition this year?

February 27, 2021

Where will the Spoonbill Bowl be held?

The Spoonbill Bowl competition takes place in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida at the USF St. Petersburg campus, 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 the budget and facilities available.

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.
  • Review questions from oceanography textbooks that can be adapted.

How do I become a volunteer for the event?

  • Up to 60 Volunteers are needed for the event.
  • Volunteer Roles can be found here.
  • Volunteers are the backbone of the event and a T-shirt, meals, and an ocean of fun!
  • Volunteer training is provided prior to the event to learn and practice roles and responsibilities.
  • Please visit Spoonbill Volunteering.

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

Contact greely@usf.edu for sponsorship opportunities, registration, and event day information.