GHS Team Participates in Sturgeon Bowl
March 19, 2008 Filed in: Greendale High School
Greendale High School was one of 25 teams selected to compete in the seventh annual Lake Sturgeon Bowl at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on February 23. Christina Perkins, Ashlyn Potterton, Ryan Holly, Carrie Staats, and Heather Lueck participated in the event. They were coached by GHS Science teacher, Pam Schulteis.
The Lake Sturgeon Bowl is an academic tournament that provides a forum for students who excel in math and science. During the environmental knowledge contest, five-member teams of high school students from across the state compete by answering challenging AP or college level questions. Topics include climate, Great Lakes, geography of the ocean, physics and chemistry of water, marine life and more.
The National Ocean Sciences Bowl sponsored this regional tournament in ocean sciences coordinated by the UWM School of Continuing Education, UWM Great Lakes WATER Institute and the UW Sea Grant Advisory Services. Over 100 local scientist and other experts officiated.
The educational program was developed to stimulate interest in the ocean sciences among high school students and demonstrate to the public the importance of the oceans in daily life. One of the long-term goals of the program is to foster the next generation of marine scientist, educators and policy makers for the ocean sciences. For more information, please visit www.glwi.uwm.edu/sturgeonbowl/.