Summer 2005

Education News

Lake Sturgeon Victory Sends Students to the Bayou

For the fourth year in a row, a team from Marshfield High School represented Wisconsin at the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB), a national competition of ocean and Great Lakes knowledge for high school students. Marshfield vied with 24 teams at the competition in Biloxi, Miss., sponsored by the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education.

Jim Lubner, UW Sea Grant education coordinator, accompanied the Marshfield team to the tournament, which was followed by a field trip that included snorkeling, bird watching, and shark dissecting, plus visits to the J.L. Scott Marine Education Center & Aquarium and the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Marshfield qualified for the NOSB after taking first place in the Lake Sturgeon Bowl in February. Twenty-one teams from around Wisconsin competed in the event, which was sponsored by Sea Grant and the UW-Milwaukee Great Lakes WATER Institute.

This year the Lake Sturgeon Bowl featured both varsity and junior varsity teams, allowing newcomers a chance to get their feet wet in the event’s fast-paced format.

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University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute & University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute.

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