Lexington High School Ocean Bowl Team Takes 4th Place in National Contest
(From MIT Sea Grant) - MIT Sea Grant is pleased to announce that the winning team from the Blue Lobster Bowl took 4th place in the 15th annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl Finals, held April 19-22, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. The team from Lexington High School, in Lexington, MA, also received a special recognition of excellence for achieving the highest score in the Scientific Expert Briefing component of the finals competition. This component requires students to take on the roles of various scientific and legislative stakeholders and present scientific testimony to a panel of judges.
This is the team’s second trip to nationals in two years under the guidance of team coach and Lexington High teacher Dr. Sarah Damassa. In addition to participating in the two-day competition, the team had a chance to tour the National Aquarium at Baltimore, meet a wide variety of ocean science professionals during a “speed-career” search, take part in field trips that included opportunities to investigate marine debris pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, and perform hands-on experiments at the University of Maryland’s Center of Marine Biotechnology.