Orca Bowl Orientation Coming Up!

ATTENTION Ocean Enthusiasts! 

Are you interested in helping to engage and inspire the next generation of ocean scientists? Become an Orca Bowl Volunteer!

Please join us for Orca Bowl Orientation on Wednesday, November 30th – 5:30-7:00pm. Where: Marine Sciences Building (MSB) Room 123, University of Washington, Seattle Campus. Prizes will be available!

This orientation aims to provide new volunteers (or those interested in learning more about the competition) with introductory information about the Orca Bowl and an overview of different roles volunteers play during the competition. Come and learn more about how you can get involved and why volunteers like you are key to Orca Bowl’s success!

If you decide to continue with us as a volunteer, this session will count as one of your 2 required trainings for the competition. An interactive campus map can be found at http://www.washington.edu/maps/. Metered street parking is available along Boat Street.

Snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to orcabowl@uw.edu so we know how much food to bring.

Mark your calendars, the Orca Bowl competition is Saturday, March 3, 2012 and will be held at the University of Washington – Seattle Campus.

If you have volunteered for Orca Bowl in the past, please a) let us know you are interested in volunteering again and b) mark your calendar and RSVP for the volunteer practice dates listed at the end of this message (we ask that you attend at least 2 prior to the competition). You do not need to attend the orientation session.

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Orca Bowl is March 3, 2012

What is the Orca Bowl, you ask?

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

When and where is the Orca Bowl in 2012?

Saturday, March 3, 2012 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the University of Washington campus, Seattle

Why volunteer?

Orca Bowl is fun – and it can’t happen without its volunteers – that means YOU!

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.

What do volunteers do?

You may sign up as a competition official or as a general volunteer. General volunteers assist with logistics up to and on the day of the competition. For information on the roles of competition officials, go to: http://www.nosb.org/volunteers/. All volunteers must attend at least TWO training dates (see dates below) and be available on the day of the competition March 3, 2012. New volunteers should attend one Orientation Session and at least one Training Session.

How do I learn more about Orca Bowl?

Check out our website at http://www.wsg.washington.edu/education/events/orca/get_involved.html or contact Maile Sullivan at orcabowl@uw.edu.

How Do I Sign Up?

Just reply to  orcabowl@uw.edu. Tell us which volunteer role you’d like, or wait and learn more at the kick off and the first training session before you pick your role. We’ll do our best to accommodate your preference. Scheduled training dates are listed below.

We hope you will join us as a volunteer this year!

Training Session, Wed. January 11 from 5:30-7:30 Location TBD
Training Session, Tues. January 24 from 5:30-7:30 Location TBD
Training Session, Thurs. February 2 from 5:30-7:30 Location TBD
Training Session, Wed. February 15 from 5:30-7:30 Location TBD

Question Review Sessions, required for moderators and science judges: TBD in February 2012.

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