The 2020 Sea Lion Bowl


Northern California's Sea Lion Bowl is an ocean science competition held at the CSUMB campus since Fall 2017. The quiz-like tournament began in 1998 and is one of 25 regional ocean science competitions, the winners of which move on to compete at the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB). The event is made possible thanks to a network of volunteers serving roles such as judges, moderators, and scorekeepers (for general roles, volunteer registration is here). These efforts can encourage high schoolers to consider STEM degrees, and ocean research/careers in their futures. Consortium Faculty Member, Dr. Corey Garza, volunteers as a regional coordinator every year and will do so once again this year. For this competition, MLML will host a table showcasing specimens & research equipment for an afternoon of outreach education.

MLML is therefore looking to recruit researchers who will share their expertise and research with students. Please reply to Kathleen Donahue by Jan 24 if you would be willing to host a demo table from 2-4pm on Sat, Feb 1 2020 in the CSUMB library (for other roles see above). As an example, Dr. Corey Garza and his marine landscape ecology lab are hosting a drone demonstration. All ideas for demos/tabletop activities are welcome. This is a great opportunity to share your research with high schools from around the Central Coast and Bay Area, plus, all Sea Lion Bowl volunteers receive breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt!