Volunteer with the 2020 Orca Bowl

Which country has the most coastline? Which man accomplished the first prevention of scurvy on his voyage? Which best describes the behavior of high-energy waves of winter storms?

SAVE THE DATE! Orca Bowl is FEBRUARY 1, 2020

Calling all ocean enthusiasts! We need your help in hosting our annual ocean sciences knowledge bowl competition. Become an Orca Bowl volunteer!

Training Sessions

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019 • 5:30-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020 • 5:30-7:30pm
  • Monday, January 13, 2020 • 5:30-7:30pm

Team Officials should plan to attend at least 2 training sessions*

In addition to attending 2 training sessions, we also ask that you meet at least once to practice with the Officials team you are assigned to. We have rooms available for teams to meet on January 22 and 23 from 5:30-7:30, or teams can choose to meet independently.

All trainings and team practices will be held in the Fishery Sciences Building — Room 108

* Not able to commit this much time? Sign up to be a General Volunteer for day-of event support! No trainings required.

Sign up HERE to Volunteer

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

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 info is here.

How do I learn more about Orca Bowl?

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

Check out the NOSB video of a competition in action.