Calling all Ocean Science Enthusiasts! Volunteers needed for the 2013 Sea Lion Bowl!

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

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.

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:

November 17, 2012 from 10am-3:30pm
Location: UC Berkeley
December 1, 2013 from 10am-3:30pm
Location: San Francisco State University (SFSU)
January 19, 2013 from 10am-3:30pm
Location:  SFSU
February 2, 2013 from 10am-3:30pm
Location: Romberg Tiburon Center
Wednesday Evening Trainings (no scrimmage):  
January 23, 2013 from 6pm-9pm
Location: San Francisco State University
January 31, 2013 from 6pm-9pm
Location: Romberg Tiburon Center 6pm-9pm

To sign up for training dates go to: 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at:

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