The Penguin Bowl is a regional competition for high school students on topics related to the study of Oceans. This year, the tournament was held February 3 at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, and Boardman High School’s “B” team came home with a 3rd place trophy among the 16 teams that competed. Boardman’s “A” team took 5th place.
As part of the competition, students spend Friday night at the Pittsburgh Zoo and get a behind the scenes tour of PPG Aquarium. They pet penguins, and learn about sharks, sea turtles and other aquatic life. The round robin academic tournament took place on Saturday.
The Penguin bowl is one of 25 regional competitions that feed the National Ocean Sciences Bowl to be held later this year. The goal is to engage high school students across the country in ocean science and prepare them for ocean science-related and other STEM careers.