ST. PETERSBURG, FL - On behalf of 2015 Spoonbill event staff, we would like to send a wave of THANK YOU to each of you for helping us complete the 11th Annual Spoonbill Bowl. Firstly, the competition was a success largely because of all the Pre-Bowl organization of Angela Lodge and Paul Aunspaugh. This dedicated team worked tirelessly behind the scenes preparing for the competition.
The second success was the training, preparation and enthusiasm of our outstanding Room Officials—moderators, science judges, rules judges, runners, scorekeepers, timekeepers, expert science judges and Bowl Central team. Thank you to our returning volunteers and our NEW volunteers. We sincerely hope that your first Spoonbill Bowl was filled with many positive memories and a willingness to join us again!
We are asking ALL Volunteers to please, please, please complete the event survey distributed by the National Ocean Sciences Bowl headquarters. We are trying to make 2015 the year that ALL Volunteers complete the post-event survey. Let’s go for the Gold with a 100% response. These surveys are an essential aspect of the program evaluation that our sponsor agencies require to support future funding requests.
Drum Roll please…. here are the final results of the 2015 competition:
Number of teams competing: 18 teams, representing 13 Florida high schools and 1 Student-led Organization
The event results are:
School Name: Eastside High School – A team
Coaches: Anne West-Valle
School Name: Academy of Environmental Sciences
Coaches: Ward Cooper and Gerry Laplante
City: Crystal River
School Name: Durant High School
Coaches: Kelly Cook and Jeremy Lynch
City: Plant City
Sportsmanship Award Winner:
School Name: Seacrest Country Day School – B team
Coach: Caron Staples and Marty Durham
T-Shirt Design Award Winner:
School Name: Oceanography Camp for Girls Alumnae
Coach: Laura Hettrich
City: St. Petersburg
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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - For 25 Years, the Oceanography Camp for Girls at USF's College of Marine Science has been nurturing female scientists of the future. The seagulls gliding beneath the cloudless, blue sky at Caladesi Island have some special guests on a recent morning in late June. The line of visitors, fresh off a short ferry ride from dockside in Dunedin, lug coolers, backpacks and wagons along a winding wooden path. In minutes, they step onto a stretch of pristine white sand and into a world of wonder and discovery.
Read the full article here, By Dave Scheiber, USF Foundation