Team from Local New Jersey High School Travels to North Carolina
(Washington, D.C.) – The Consortium for Ocean Leadership’s National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is pleased to announce that the team who placed second in the 13th annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®) Finals Competition, Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST), has just returned from their awards trip to the North Carolina coast.
In April, MAST tested their ocean knowledge at the Finals competition in St. Petersburg, Florida at the University of South Florida (USF) St. Petersburg and USF’s College of Marine Science. MAST earned second place, winning a trip to North Carolina.
During the trip, the team, Danielle Delp, Robert Gaffey, Patrick Whalen, Alexander Kloo and Derek Wolosyzn, with Coach Barbara Boyd, toured the Duke University Marine Lab, the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences, the Carteret Community College Aquaculture Center and the North Carolina Aquarium. They also went out on the Susan Hudson Research Vessel, had the opportunity to kayak, snorkel and collect and sample marine organisms.
“Every aspect of the trip to North Carolina created a great experience for our team, from the education to the field adventures to the ocean experts,” said Boyd. “The area is teaming with marine science, thus creating countless learning opportunities for the students.”
The second place trip was made possible with the support of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program, the University of North Carolina and Duke University. Each team member also received a Chammyz jacket, while the Coach received a one year membership to the Marine Technology Society.
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