Volunteer with the 2016 Orca Bowl

Volunteer with our state’s regional competition for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl on campus on Saturday, February 27. This is a fun opportunity to support high school students interested in marine sciences and to connect with the other students, staff and faculty in our community who volunteer!


OCRAbowl2016logoWe need volunteers like you to help us host the 19th annual Orca Bowl Competition!

Training Sessions (two sessions are required)

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016 5:30-7:30pm
  • Monday, January 25, 2016 5:30-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016 5:30-7:30pm
  • Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:30-7:30pm

Two sessions are required. All trainings will be held in the Fishery Sciences Building — please look for signage for specific location.

If you think you are interested in volunteering in 2016, please complete a very QUICK online Prospective Volunteer Questionnaire so that we may get you more information about volunteering.

Your contribution enables high school students from the across the state to demonstrate their knowledge, meet ocean scientists and professionals (you!) and enjoy the activities surrounding the regional competition at the UW.

We hope you will join us as a volunteer!

Maile Sullivan and the Orca Bowl Team

Go Orca Bowl!

For those of you who are new to Orca Bowl

What is the Orca Bowl?

Orca Bowl is one of 25 regional components of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB). It is Washington’s regional marine sciences bowl competition for high school students.

What do volunteers do?

You may sign up as a competition official, a general volunteer, or as a team mentor. General volunteers assist with logistics up to and on the day of the competition. More information on the roles of competition officials.

How do I learn more about Orca Bowl?

Check out our website or contact us at orcabowl@uw.edu.