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2016 Blue Heron Bowl
CONGRATULATIONS to this year's Blue Heron Bowl winners, Walter Williams High School! It was a tough competition and we thank all the participants for their enthusiasm and their strength!



The 2017 Blue Heron Bowl will be held in Wilmington, NC! Watch for more details!


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Institute of Marine Sciences hosted the 2016 Blue Heron Bowl in Morehead City, NC. The bowl was held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 on the campus of Carteret Community College in Morehead City, NC.

The Blue Heron Bowl is a regional marine science quiz bowl. Two teams, each composed of 4 students and 1 alternate, square off against each other to answer questions related to marine science. Many of these students are coached by a marine science or general science teacher that sponsors their training. The bowl, itself consists of a set of matches. Each match consists 6 minutes of toss-up and bonus questions, followed by 2 team challenge questions, and ending with a final 6 minutes of toss-up and bonus questions. During the 2016 Blue Heron Bowl, teams will participate in 3 round-robin sessions that provide the seeding for the double elimination round after lunch.

Winners of the North Carolina regional bowl, the Blue Heron Bowl, will be sent to the National competition in April. This year, the competition will be held in our very own backyard....Morehead City! Our North Carolina team will face-off against 24 other teams over 2 days! The National Ocean Sciences Bowl provides training resources and sample questions.

Recent Announcements

  • 12 teams for 2016 Thank you so much for registering your teams for this year's Blue Heron Bowl. We have a total of 12 teams from the following schools:Green Hope High School ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2016, 11:49 AM by Blue Heron Bowl
  • Registration Packets available The 2016 Registration packet is now available. You can download it from the documents page,  here.
    Posted Aug 4, 2015, 8:41 AM by Blue Heron Bowl
  • 2016 Competition Date Announced February 6th will be the competition date for the 2016 Blue Heron Bowl! The event will be held in Morehead City at the Carteret Community College! Registration information coming soon
    Posted Jun 30, 2015, 7:23 AM by Blue Heron Bowl
  • 2015 Winners Congratulations to all of the teams that participated in this year's bowl! Your preparation shows! The winners of this year's bowl are:1. NC School of Science and ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2015, 4:21 AM by Blue Heron Bowl
  • Official Registrants! Thank you to all the registrants for the 2015 Blue Heron Bowl! We have 12 teams from the following schools (in no particular order!): 1. Green Hope High School 2 ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2014, 7:28 PM by Blue Heron Bowl
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