More volunteer training dates

The first training session was a success – great new and old volunteers.  Lots of fun as we practiced and learned the rules.  Here are the training sessions for volunteers.  All volunteers must attend at least one training session.
Wednesday, January 14, 2105 @    6-9pm    Romberg Tiburon Center
Thursday, January 15, 2015 @ 3-5pm          UC Berkeley, Valley Life Sciences Rm. 2063
Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 5-7pm          Hopkins Marine Station, Agassiz 11
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 5:30-7:30pm  Stanford Green Earth Sciences, Rm. 365
Saturday, February 7, 2015 @ 10am-Noon   Stanford Green Earth Sciences, Rm. 365
Wednesday, February 11 @ 5:30-7:30pm     Stanford Green Earth Sciences, Rm. 365
Tuesday, February 24 @ 5:30-7:30pm          Stanford Green Earth Sciences, Rm. 365
To sign up to volunteer, click here

2015 Volunteer signup!

Sign up here This event needs many volunteers, with both science and non-science skills.  Here are a few of the key roles of volunteers.

OFFICIALS – Room Volunteers

  • Moderator: Asks the questions
  • Science Judge: Rules on answer acceptability
  • Timekeeper: Keeps the game clock
  • Scorekeeper: Tallies up the scores
  • Rules Judge: In charge of procedure

We also need building/floor marshals, runners, and help with registration, set up and more.

All volunteers must attend one training session.

Letter from NOSB to Sea Lion Bowl Coaches and Teams

Dear Sea Lion Bowl Coaches,

Like all of you, we wish all Sea Lion Bowl teams could compete in 2014. We have a short-term solution, but unfortunately not all affected teams will get to compete in 2014. Interested teams may enter a lottery for a chance to compete at the LA Surf Bowl (Pasadena, CA) or the Salmon Bowl (Corvallis, OR). This means teams will be chosen randomly based on the number of additional teams these two bowls can support.

Below are the rules and instructions for team relocation to the LA Surf Bowl in Pasadena, CA or the Salmon Bowl in Corvallis, OR for 2014:

  •   Please note that per NOSB national rules, ALL requests (no matter the reason) to switch to another regional bowl must be approved by the National
    Office. Therefore, Sea Lion Bowl teams hoping to relocate to the LA Surf Bowl or Salmon Bowl MUST contact the National Office BY NOVEMBER 15th at nosb@oceanleadership.org. PLEASE DO NOT contact the individual bowl RCs.
  • Only ONE team per high school can be entered into the lottery.
  •  The LA Surf Bowl can accept 6 teams (please note this number may be reduced) to

    compete on March 15th. The Salmon Bowl can accept 6 teams to compete on

    March 1st.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Teams will be responsible for paying their own travel costs to either

    the LA Surf Bowl or the Salmon Bowl. Additional funding for team travel is not

    available at this time.

  • NOSB staff will collect the contact information of interested teams and determine

    the geographical division of teams for relocation (so that an equal number of interested teams are split between the LA Surf and Salmon Bowls, also taking into consideration travel distance).

  • All teams interested in relocating will be placed in either the LA Bowl lottery OR the Salmon Bowl lottery. All teams will be informed by the national office staff regarding which lottery they are placed in. The team names picked randomly from a hat will be relocated to either the LA Surf or Sea Lion Bowl. Unfortunately this means some Sea Lion Bowl teams will not get to compete in 2014. However, this is the best option we have given the reduction in funding for 2014 and the capacity of these two regional competitions.
  •  The contact information from the teams chosen in the lotteries will be passed on to the appropriate Regional Coordinator, allowing them to inform teams of specific details including registration, dates, times, locations, etc. Teams that were NOT chosen in the lotteries will be contacted either by the appropriate Regional Coordinator or a member of the national office staff.
  • Any team that does not follow the rules and approaches the LA Surf Bowl or Salmon Bowl RCs directly instead of going through the national office for relocation will be disqualified

**2014 SEA LION BOWL CANCELLED**

DUE TO BUDGET CUTS, THE SEA LION BOWL WILL NOT BE TAKING PLACE IN 2014. 

NOSB IS OPTIMISTIC THAT THE COMPETITION WILL RESUME IN 2015.

IF YOUR TEAM IS INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN ANOTHER CALIFORNIA BOWL, PLEASE GO TO: http://nosb.org/competitions-2/regional-competition-map/california/ AND READ THE RULES UNDER “SEA LION BOWL”.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SEA LION BOWL!

HAVE A WONDERFUL SCHOOL YEAR!

Congratulations to the Albany High School Team for Winning the 2013 Sea Lion Bowl!

Congratulations to the Albany High School Team for Winning the 2013 Sea Lion Bowl!

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The Sea Lion Bowl winning team, Albany High School, will be going to the National Finals in Milwaukee, WI, April 18-21, 2013.

The teams that competed in the 2013 Sea Lion Bowl are as follows:
Varsity
Albany High School (Albany) – 1st Place, Varsity
Campolindo High School (Moraga)
Campolindo High School- B (Moraga)
June Jordan School for Equity (San Francisco)
Lick-Wilmerding High School (San Francisco)
Lowell High School (San Francisco) – Team Spirit, Varsity
Lowell High School- B (San Francisco)
Lynbrook High School (San Jose)
Mira Loma High School (Sacramento)
Mission San Jose High School (Fremont) – 2nd Place, Varsity
Oakland High School (Oakland) – 4th Place, Varsity
Ruth Asawa School of the Arts (San Francisco)- Sportsmanship, Varsity
San Lorenzo High School (San Lorenzo)
Santa Teresa High School (San Jose)
Sierra High School (Tollhouse) – 3rd Place, Varsity
Tokay High (Lodi)

Junior Varsity
Albany High School (Albany)
Independent Learning Center (Woodland) with Tokay High School – Team Spirit, Junior Varsity
June Jordan School for Equity( San Francisco)
Lick-Wilmerding High School (San Francisco)
Mission San Jose High School (Fremont) – 1st Place, Junior Varsity
Mira Loma High School (Sacramento)
Oakland High School (Oakland) – 2nd Place, Junior Varsity
Sierra High School (Tollhouse) – Sportsmanship, Junior Varsity

Congratulations to all on a job well done!