High School Students to Compete at the ‘Manatee Bowl’ in Miami

Manatee Bowl
More than 100 students with a strong interest in marine science from high schools in Eastern Florida. 
High school teams of four or five students compete in the annual regional ocean sciences bowl.  The winning team will compete against 24 other regional champions in the 12th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®) April 25-27 at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History’s Ocean Hall in Washington, DC. For more information about the bowl watch our NOSB videos,
February 7, 2009 beginning at 8 a.m.  Final round and awards ceremony at 6 p.m.
MAST Academy (preliminary rounds)
3979 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, Fla.

University of Miami — Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, Fla.
The National Ocean Sciences Bowl is a program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership based in Washington, DC.  NOSB seeks to interest students in the ocean sciences as a college major and potential career. Through this educational forum, the NOSB strives to encourage and support the next generation of marine scientists, policy makers, teachers, explorers, researchers, technicians, environmental advocates and informed citizens. Approximately 2,000 students from over 300 high schools will participate in 2009.

Confirmed high schools attending the ‘Manatee Bowl’

Bayside High School — Palm Bay, FL
†G. Holmes Braddock Senior H.S. — Miami, FL
†Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School — Hialeah, FL
Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy — Melbourne, FL
†Marine & Oceanographic Academy — Fort Pierce, FL
†MAST Academy — Miami, FL
Miami Beach Senior High School — Miami Beach, FL
†Miami Palmetto Senior High School — Village of Pinecrest, FL
Palm Bay High School — Melbourne, FL
†Palm Beach Central High School — Wellington, FL
†South Broward High School — Hollywood, FL
†St. Lucie West Centennial High School — Port St. Lucie, FL

† 2 teams in competition

Media Contacts:

Gregg M. Schmidt
Barbra Gonzalez

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