Where is the Sea Lion Bowl held?


Competition Location –

Download this map to help you get to the Sea Lion Bowl of February 27.
Sea Lion Bowl Map

Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center
  475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305

Parking – at Parking Structure 2 – 498 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305

Campus parking is free on Saturday.

Give yourself plenty of time, everyone gets lost their first time on campus.



Time to sign up for Volunteer Training

In order to have the competition run smoothly  at least 100 trained volunteers are needed! Volunteers fill a number of positions: moderators, science judges, other officials and question graders, set-up and clean-up volunteers and help during the training sessions. For information on the different roles for Sea Lion Bowl officials please see the volunteer page.

If you are interested in volunteering, Sign up here.

First training is in January!

Our Changing Ocean – Science for Strong Coastal Communities

Humans have long been drawn to the coast. Shorelines provide access to food, transportation, inspiration, and opportunities for exploration. However, the desirability of coastal living leads to mounting pressure on the very resources that make it so attractive. Escalating populations, erosion, more frequent flooding, development, storm impacts, and pollution are among the stressors that impact the protection, economic revenue, security, food, and healthy recreational opportunities provided by our nation’s coasts. Coastal communities need to adapt and plan to preserve the way of life and the natural resources they value.

Each year there is a theme for the National Ocean Science Bowl, and in 2016 the theme is Science for Strong Coastal Communities.  Learn More.

The 2016 National NOSB Finals will be hosted by University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Sciences, Carteret Community College, and Seahorse Coastal Consulting.

Ocean Bowl 2016

Yes, you heard correctly. Stanford is continuing to host the Northern California Ocean Bowl. Save the date – February 27, 2016.

Preregistration for teams will begin soon.  Team participant registration will begin in November.