Blue Heron Bowl

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The Blue Heron Bowl, the North Carolina regional event for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB), will take place this year on February 1, 2020 at Coastal Studies Institute.  The competition places four person teams against each other in a round-robin style trivia tournament.  The team which wins the regional event will be invited to the national competition in April.  The regional event at CSI will begin with a welcome dinner on January 31 and continue on February 1 with head-to-head competitions throughout the day.  Registration for this event begins on October 15, 2019 and will close on December 20,2020.

 

Registration Packet CLICK HERE

 

Hotel Accommodations:

Comfort Inn South, https://www.choicehotels.com/north-carolina/nags-head/comfort-inn-hotels/nc236?source=gyxt

8031 Old Oregon Inlet Road

Nags Head, NC 27959

Phone: 252-441-6315

20 rooms reserved for 1/31/20 (Friday) night

20 rooms reserved for 2/1/20 (Saturday) night

Room Rates: $69.00 (Sound View), $99.00 (Oceanfront)

Room Block Name: Blue Heron Bowl

Reservation Cut-off Date: 12/27/19

 

Tranquil House Inn, http://www.tranquilhouseinn.com

405 Queen Elizabeth Avenue

Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: 252-473-1404

20 rooms reserved for 1/31/20 (Friday) night

20 rooms reserved for 2/1/20 (Saturday) night

Room Rate: $75.10

Room Block Name: Blue Heron Bowl

Reservation Cut-off Date: 12/31/19

 

 

Volunteers

This event requires many volunteers.  The roles of volunteers can be the following:

1.  Moderator – the moderator should have some experience with an ocean science bowl.  They read the rules and the questions to the teams and are responsible for running the match.

2.  Science Judge – this should be a scientist or graduate student.  They are responsible for resolving question challenges that come up during the competition.

3.  Rules Judge – this can be anyone.  They are responsible for ensuring all the rules are being followed and issuing warnings.

4.  Scorekeeper – this can be anyone.  They are responsible for keeping score and announcing the final scores.

5.  Timekeeper – this can be anyone.  They are responsible for staying focused on the clock  and announcing after first half is over.

6.  Room Runner – this can be anyone.  They are responsible for helping with set up, checking equipment, assisting rules judge, delivering questions and helping pack up.

 

To volunteer please fill out this form entirely: https://forms.gle/suX3pEDZMLB6RbgB8

 

Please contact David Sybert at sybertd@ecu.edu or 252-475-5451 with questions.