Education Outreach Program

Trout Bowl

The regional competition for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl mountain west region is the Trout Bowl! CIRES Education and Outreach is proud to host the only land-locked regional competition in the country. Competing teams have come from Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, New Mexico and Kansas. Every spring, our winning team travels to the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) finals competition!

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Saturday, February 7th, 2015


University of Colorado, Boulder -- University Memorial Center (UMC)
Please sign in at the Glen Miller Lounge on the Second Floor of the UMC, outside room 235.

Please contact us if you...

  • are a teacher in Colorado or a neighboring state and would like to participate. We will provide resources and support for you to expand your ocean sciences curriculum and train your team.
  • are a scientist who would like to participate as a volunteer. We need people with expertise in ocean sciences (physical, chemical, biological) and/or geology.
  • are a parent or other interested person who'd like to volunteer.
Please note that teams from any state are welcome to compete. We have had interested teams from Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, Montana, and South Dakota.