Congratulations to the Albany High School Team for Winning the 2013 Sea Lion Bowl!
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:
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)
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!
We’ll see you starting with team check-in at 7:45 am at San Francisco State University Hensill Hall.
There will be a brief welcome at 8:30 and we’ll start the competition at 9am.
Our Competing Teams Include:
Division 1 – Varsity
Campolindo High School- B (CAMPB)
Independent Learning Center (ILC)
Lowell High School (LOWL)
Mira Loma High School (MIRA)
Mission San Jose (MSN)
Oakland High (OAK)
San Lorenzo High School (SNLR)
Sierra High School (SERA)
Division 2 – Varsity
Albany High School (ALB)
Campolindo High School (CAMP)
June Jordan School for Equity (JUNE)
Lick-Wilmerding High School (LICK)
Lynbrook High School (LYNB)
Ruth Asawa School of the Arts (RUTH)
Santa Teresa High School (STTR)
Tokay High (TOKA)
Division 3 – Junior Varsity
June Jordan School for Equity (JUNEJV)
Lick-Wilmerding High School (LICKJV)
Lowell High School (LOWLJV)
Mission San Jose (MSNJV)
Oakland High – Team B (OAKBJV)
Oakland High – Team C (OAKCJV)
Sierra High School (SERAJV)
We’ll see you Saturday!
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 6-9pm at SFSU (dinner will be served).
Please sign up here: Volunteer Sign Up Form
The Northern California Sea Lion Bowl is taking place one month from today at San Francisco State University!
There is still time to sign up to volunteer!
Why volunteer? You will be inspired by the academic excellence and ocean science knowledge of amazing young people, feel great about helping to ensure an exciting and inspirational experience for these potential future scientists, get to work with other ocean science enthusiasts and professionals, and get your very own Sea Lion Bowl T-Shirt!
The time commitment is relatively short: it includes a training session (half day, meal provided) and the day of the competition (Saturday, February 9th- breakfast, lunch and dinner provided).
All volunteers must plan to attend at least one training session, ideally including a team practice, to get the best feel for the actual competition
Last Saturday Training and Scrimmage Date:
February 2, 2013 from 10am-3pm at SF State’s Romberg Tiburon Center (RTC)
Evening Trainings (no scrimmage):
Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 6pm-9pm at RTC
*JUST ADDED*: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 6pm-9pm at SFSU
**To sign up please go to: 2013 SLB Volunteer Sign Up **
It is our pleasure to announce the 16 Teams for the Varsity League of the 2013 Sea Lion Bowl:
1. Albany High School
2. Campolindo High School
3. Independent Learning Center
4. June Jordan School for Equity
5. Lick-Wilmerding High School
6. Lowell High School
7. Lynbrook High School
8. Mira Loma High School
9. Mission San Jose High School
10. Oakland High School
11. Ruth Asawa School of the Arts
12. San Lorenzo High School
13. Santa Teresa High School
14. Sierra High School
15. Tokay High School
16. Campolindo B (selected by lottery due to an open spot)
If your team is participating, it is time to think about scrimmage dates!
The last scrimmage of the year will take place at SFSU this Saturday, December 1st from 10am-3:30pm.
There will be two more scrimmages next year: January 19th at SFSU and Feb 2 at RTC (may change to another Marin County location).
It is important to emphasize that students *do not * need to practice before scrimmages- the sole purpose of scrimmages is for them to practice!
So please don’t wait until the last scrimmage to participate!! Come to as many as possible so you can best benefit from the Sea Lion Bowl experience!
If you haven’t done so already, please go to the Scrimmage Sign Up Form and let us know when you can attend and how many students will be coming!
We are still in the process of selecting teams for the JV League and will notify everyone once a decision is made!
Tati & Brandy
- We will meet in the Valley Life Sciences Building (VLSB), room 2063 at 10am.
- VLSB is in the C3 square on the campus map and it’s an easy walk from the Downtown Berkeley Bart station at Shattuck St. and Center Way. Campus map: http://berkeley.edu/map/
- For drivers, we recommend parking at one of the metered spaces on Oxford St. or permits can be purchased at kiosks in the campus parking areas around the West Gate, West Circle area on the weekend.
The deadline for all signed registration paperwork is 11/15.
The paperwork must be received (or at least postmarked) by the deadline. It can also be faxed to 415-338-0572 or scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mailing address is: Sea Lion Bowl c/o CSME, 1600 Holloway Ave. Science 211, San Francisco CA 94132
For the Varsity League, the first 16 teams who submit a COMPLETE set of signed paperwork will be the ones allowed to compete. For example, if we receive a B Team’s registration paperwork postmarked on the 15th and an A Team’s from a different school postmarked on the 17th, we will give priority to the B team. The same would occur if we receive 2 sets of paperwork postmarked at the same time but the A team’s paperwork is incomplete and the other team’s isn’t.
Coaches: You can find the set of 4 forms here. Make sure that every form is completed and signed. To be considered complete, you need to submit the school forms, coach forms, at least 4 signed student forms and make sure every student and coach has a signed set of SFSU Release of Liability forms.
It is OK for team members or coaches to be changed after this deadline. Submit the changes at this link: SLB Team Registration Changes. And follow up by mailing the corresponding signed forms ASAP.
Feel free to contact us with any questions!
In an effort to have more volunteers available for the event, the 2013 Sea Lion Bowl has been moved back from February 23, 2013 to February 9, 2013.
Volunteer training dates are the same (see previous post) with the exception of the last training, which is tentatively taking place on February 2, 2013 at the Romberg Tiburon Center.
Volunteer Opportunities for the 2013 Sea Lion Bowl
Calling all ocean enthusiasts! Motivated northern California high school students need your support to achieve ocean literacy! The Sea Lion Bowl will be hosting about 140 high school students and their coaches in an all day competition at San Francisco State University on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Teams of four students and one alternate will be coming from schools in many locations around Northern California to compete. In order to have the competition run smoothly, over 100 trained volunteers are needed.
Why volunteer? You will be inspired by the academic excellence of amazing young people, feel great about helping to ensure an exciting and inspiring experience for these potential future scientists, get to work (and network) with other ocean science enthusiasts and professionals, and receive your very own Sea Lion Bowl T-Shirt! The time commitment is relatively short: it includes a training session (half day, lunch or dinner provided) and the day of the competition (breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided).
There are a number of volunteer positions: Moderator (reads questions and keeps the competition running smoothly), Science Judge (addresses any challenges to the content of the questions and answers), Rules Judge (overseer of competition rules), Score Keeper, Time Keeper, Runner, Question Graders, Set-up and Clean-up and help during the training sessions. For information on the different roles for volunteers, click here.
Training will be provided during the following dates:
New Volunteer Orientation: November 15, 2012 6pm-7pm at San Francisco State University
Saturday Training and Scrimmage Dates:
Greetings, Welcome back to a new school year!
Are you ready for the 2013 Sea Lion Bowl at San Francisco State, sponsored and organized by the SF State Center for Science & Math Education (CSME)?
Get Ready with our 1st Coaches Meeting:
In preparation for the 2013 Sea Lion Bowl we will be having 2 Coaches Meetings Conference Calls on Thursday, October 4 (5-6pm) and Saturday October 6 (11am – noon). We will use this meeting to introduce our new Sea Lion Bowl Coordinator (Tatiane Russo-Tait) and discuss the 2013 policies including a possible JV Sea Lion Bowl division for teams and additional Sea Lion Bowl practices and social events. We hope that you join us for one of these calls.
2013 Sea Lion Bowl Information
The theme for 2013 is “The Great Lakes : A Window into Freshwater Science”, so questions may be related to biology, chemistry, geology, physical oceanography, social sciences, marine policy, or technology.
The 2013 Sea Lion Bowl will happen on February 9, 2013 at SF State.
Sea Lion Bowl Coaches Google Group / email list (see below for more information): http://groups.google.com/group/sea-lion-bowl-coaches
Google Groups Information
The Sea Lion Bowl Coaches Group will be a place to share resources with Sea Lion Bowl Coaches including upcoming events and other resources that is of interest for anyone teaching marine sciences. I’ve started the topics but once you are a member you’ll start receiving information and will be able to share anything you find with the group.
If you join you can choose to receive email when it is sent, a daily digest, or not at all (with only access to the information through the google group). Either way all the resources shared will be archived and the coaches can share information with each other.
Resources that we’ll share will include NOSB Webinars which will start in November, see http://www.nosb.org/professional-development/ for more information.
Join us now, http://groups.google.com/group/sea-lion-bowl-coaches
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or if you were prefer to use a different email address for the 2013 Sea Lion Bowl Coaches.
Thank you for your contributions to ocean science education and for your support of our work! We look forward to seeing you at the Bowl on February 9th !