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Blue Heron Bowl 2021 a *Virtual* Regional National ocean sciences bowl event

PROGRAM CONTENTS

EVENT DESCRIPTION

PARTICIPATING TEAMS

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

ZOOM ROOMS

KEYNOTE TOPIC & SPEAKER

LIVE SCOREBOARD

NOSB SCHOLAR PROGRAM

ABOUT CSI & ECU OBX CAMPUS

REGIONAL & NATIONAL SPONSORS

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Game Summary: The Blue Heron Bowl is an ocean trivia competition that will occur in virtual Zoom rooms this year. There will not be head to head competition this year, teams will compete to get the best scores. The competition is comprised of 2 preliminary rounds, followed by a semi-final and final rounds. Each round will begin with 2 TCQs followed by include 4 x 20 sets of buzzer questions for a total of 80 toss-up/ bonus pairs.

Preliminary Rounds: Each team will participate in one of the two preliminary round. Scores from these rounds will be ranked to seed for the semi-final.

Semi-Final: This round will include the top 4 scoring teams based on their performance in their respective preliminary round.

Final: This round will include to top 2 teams to emerge from the semi-final event. The winner of this round will be the 2021 Blue Heron Bowl Champion

Should a ties during the ranking of scores after any round, it shall be resolved as necessary with a group of 5 toss-up questions to determine a winner.

PARTICIPATING TEAMS

Raleigh Charter School (A & B) coached by Whit Hames.

NC School of Science & Math coached by Erin Quinlan.

Enloe High School (A & B) coached by Samantha Chambers.

West Forsyth High School coached by Ana Reutinger.

SCUBAnauts coached by Janelle Fleming.

Walter M. Williams coached by Tim Riggs

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, February 26, 2021

6:00 pm Welcome and Keynote Speaker

7:15 pm Practice Round ... This is a short practice round for volunteers and teams to get used to the virtual format before competition begins.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

8:00 am Round 1 ... Round virtual rooms are only open to teams and coaches that are involved in game play. Each room has a waiting room and teams will be admitted when it is time to begin. Four sets of multiple choice questions will be asked during this round, and two TCQ questions. The round will start with the TCQ questions, which will be completed in a Google Document.

10:30 am Round 2 ... Round virtual rooms are only open to teams and coaches that are involved in game play. Each room has a waiting room and teams will be admitted when it is time to begin. Four sets of multiple choice questions will be asked during this round, and two TCQ questions. The round will start with the TCQ questions, which will be completed in a Google Document.

2:00 pm Semi-Final Round ... The 4 highest scoring teams from Rounds 1 and 2 will move on to the semifinal rounds. These rounds will include 2 sets of questions.

3:30 pm Final Round ... The top 2 teams from the semifinal round will move on to the finals. This round will include two sets of questions.

5:00 pm Awards & Closing Remarks ... Please join us for a wrap up of the day and the announcement of our winning teams, and the Judge's award for most team spirit.

ZOOM ROOM ASSIGNMENTS

Round 1 ...

  • Walter Williams............... Zoom Room 1
  • Raleigh Charter (A)....... Zoom Room 2
  • Enloe High (A)................ Zoom Room 3
  • SCUBAnauts.................. Zoom Room 4

Round 2 ...

  • NCSSM............................. Zoom Room 1
  • Raleigh Charter (B)....... Zoom Room 2
  • Enloe High (B)................ Zoom Room 3
  • West Forsyth.................. Zoom Room 4

Semi-Final ... Top four teams TBD upon scores of first and second rounds. Will use Zoom Rooms 1 - 4. Please wait for further instruction from RC.

Final ... The top two teams from the semi-final round. Will use Zoom Rooms 1 & 2. Please wait for further instruction from RC.

Awards & Closing Remarks ... Zoom Room 1. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Keynote Address

"My Life with Ice"

Dr. Lisa Clough (far left in photo) will speak about her career and research of "extreme conditions." She will investigate the power of the coasts as a solution, and how oceans are intertwined with climate, equity and economy.

Clough serves as the Ocean Science Head in the Division of Ocean Sciences for the National Science Foundation. She has also served as the Vice Chancellor for Research at ECU.

LIVE SCOREBOARD

After each round of TCQs and Toss-up scores are finalized, the score will be updated in a "live" spreadsheet. Use the button below check how teams are doing throughout the day!

NOSB SCHOLAR PROGRAM

As part of the NOSB's continuing effort to recognize individual achievement, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership offers the National Ocean Scholar Program. This scholarship program provides tuition assistance for NOSB students who have an interest in pursuing an ocean or marine related topic area in their post-high school education.

Criteria for the National Ocean Scholar Program

All applicants for the National Ocean Scholar Program must meet the following requirements:

  • Participation in the NOSB at least once during their high school career
  • A career goal in the ocean sciences or marine-related field
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate academic success and integrity throughout their high school career
  • Scheduled high school graduation date in spring of application year

CSI & ECU OBX CAMPUS

ECU and the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) are proud to host the Blue Heron Bowl again this year!

CSI is located on the ECU Outer Banks Campus on Roanoke Island. Found in the middle of the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system, our site provides the perfect setting for integrated coastal research and education programming centered around the needs, issues, and concerns of coastal North Carolinians.

BHB 2020 Recap

BLUE HERON BOWL, NOSB RULES

2021 BLUE HERON BOWL SPONSORS

Thanks to Zach Sitter (ECU School of Art & Design '20) for designing the Blue Heron Bowl logo and to Robert Morris of R&T Nautical (Cape Charles, Virginia) for making trophies again this year.

2021 NOSB Sponsors

Thank you to each of our sponsors, volunteers, participants, and coaches. Without your time and efforts, this event would not have been possible! An additional thank you goes to Jeff Lewis for providing Blue Heron photographs.