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itn090113 (2)On Saturday, February 7, 2009, high school students from across New York will visit Stony Brook University to compete in the Bay Scallop Bowl, an annual competition that tests teams on their knowledge of oceanography and related sciences.

Teams of 4-5 students will be quizzed on
their knowledge of scientific and technical 
disciplines through quick answer buzzer
 questions and more complex team challenge questions. Among the 16 teams competing will be the 2008 Bay Scallop Bowl winner, Churchville-Chili High School form upstate Monroe County.

The Bay Scallop Bowl is New York’s regional competition in the National Ocean Sceinces Bowl (NOSB), which is sponsored by the Washington D.C.-based Consortium for Ocean Leadership.

Each student on the winning team will receive a $1000 cash prize and a trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the NOSB finals. The top-finishing teams in the NOSB finals receive great prizes featuring all expenses paid multi-day trips to oceanographic laboratories around the country.

This will be the 8th year that SoMAS hosts the Bay Scallop Bowl.

The teams competing in the 2009 Bay Scallop Bowl are:

Churchville-Chili Senior High School
Deer Park High School
Elwood John H. Glenn HS
Half Hollow Hills HS East
Jericho High School
Locust Valley High School
Longwood High School
MacArthur High School
Mount Sinai High School
North Babylon High School
Ossining High School
Regis High School
Saint Ann’s School
South Side High School
The Stony Brook School
Woodlands High School

The Bay Scallop Bowl is supported in part by financial contributions from the Alfred and Jane Ross Foundation, Battelle Memorial Institute, New York Sea Grant, and the Blue Ocean Institute.

The Bay Scallop Bowl is made possible through the work of volunteers who attend to all the details that help make the event happen and act as moderators, time keepers, and judges. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Tara Duffy at or Kim Knoll at

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