High School Students to Compete in Ocean Knowledge at Florida Tech Event

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech will hold an InSTEP Ocean Science Bowl competition on Saturday, May 12, starting at 8:30 a.m. InSTEP: Integrated Science
Teaching Enhancement Partnership, is a relationship between Florida Tech and Brevard Public Schools, funded by the National Science Foundation.
The competition, open to the public, will be held in the F.W. Olin Life Sciences Building auditorium. Eight teams from the participating InSTEP high
schools, Bayside, Eau Gallie, Palm Bay and Titusville, will answer questions in a round-robin style, in ocean-related categories. These include biology,
chemistry, geology and physics as well as technology. The moderator is Gary Wolfe, an Eau Gallie High School marine science teacher and longtime National
Ocean Science Bowl coach.
Coaches are graduate teaching fellows of the InSTEP program. They are Martha Bademan and Diana Raper of Bayside High School; Angie Johnson and Chuck
Mulligan of Eau Gallie High School; Aaron Collins and Jill Randall of Palm Bay High School; and Erin Emerson and Betsey Mitchell of Titusville High
The event is modeled after the National Ocean Science Bowl, a competition sponsored by the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education. It is
intended to increase student understanding and knowledge of ocean-related topics and fields.
For more information, contact Jennifer Hanselman at (321) 674-7989.

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