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Marine Biology Club
Open to all students who are eager and willing to learn more about and gain a better appreciation of the marine environment.

Marine biology is the scientific study of plants and animals that live in salt water. Information about a marine biologist  click here. The ocean provides habitat for thousands of species. Marine biology is a very broad field. This club introduces the members to careers in the marine sciences, as well as, really intriguing information about the creatures found in the ocean. We will participate in UW's Orca Bowl knowledge competition in February. Where teams in the region compete in topics like oceanography, equipment, geology, geography, physics and environment science current events from around the world.

A marine biologist can study a variety of organisms, from tiny plankton only visible under a microscope to the largest whales that are over 100 feet long. Marine biology can also include the study of different aspects of these organisms, including the behavior of animals in the ocean environment, adaptations to living in salt water.
The goal of the club is to educate members on issues in our oceans and  how we impact our environment.

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Files
 How to start a Marine Biology Club..docx
How to start a Marine Biology Club at your high school
 Marine Biology Club Roster1.docx
Marine Biology Club Roster sample
 MBC certificate[1].doc
Marine Biology Club Certificates for end of year awards.
Announcements
Next Meeting March 16 at lunch
Meeting for Marine Biology Club has been changed to next Monday at lunch. Please meet in Athletic Conference office.
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Orca bowl photos of Trip Feb 27-March 1
Marine Biology Meetings are always the first and third week (Tuesday) at 11:45-12:15
Dear Members- Please remember our club meets the first Tuesday and Third Tuesday of every month except May and June. Meeting location is the Athletic office conference room at 11:45-12:10
Bring your lunches with you. See you there!!!!
Orca bowl results at UW
Marine Biology Club did really good this last weekend. Out of 18 schools competing our team was in the top 8 for the second round of competition. Without knowing the exact point score after the second round robin single elimination we know we were in the top 7 schools. After the singel elimination round it went to 4 teams and lastly it would be just two teams competing for first place. Overall our 'A' team and "B" team were strong competitors and practices prior to going did prepare them for competition questions. The trick in competing at this region knowledge bowl is not having any study guide other than knowing questions will come from 9 major subject areas of science. With this in mind the club studied a wide range of topics, concepts and current events since October.
Our members strongly suggested we invite freshmen to participate so they are involved for several years. All the seniors said they wished they could have been competing in more orca bowls. Overall a huge success as Maile Sullivan working at UW and under the Washington Sea Grant makes sure all teams leave with a bag of prizes. Washington Sea Grant paid our two night hotel stay so all of us would like to THANK them for their generosity in housing us for the weekend. We loved the behind tours at the Seattle Aquarium and banquet they provided us at the end of the day. Thank you Seattle Aquarium!!!!
Parents, thank you for the opportunity and trust in allowing me to take your young adult on this trip to Seattle for the entire weekend. Your son/daughter showed strong values and leadership skills in how they handled themselves everywhere we went. You have raised outstanding citizens and leaders for our society. They are the best of the BEST at EHS! I will always remember this trip. Thank you for allowing me these memories! Sincerely, Lana Carolan
Orca Bowl participants going to compete at UW
Team A Captain Jennifer Jackson, Travis Gylling, Abby Ernest-Beck, Erick Wilson
Team B Captain Sasha Sumner, Quinton Gasper, Logan Davis, Emma Moore, Diana Baldovinos

Good luck TEAM!!!2010 Orca Bowl
Marine Biology Club competing at UW for "Orca Bowl" Feb 28
Members of the Marine Biology Club have dedicated 2 hours each practice from October to Feb studying over ten different subject areas to compete against 18 other schools in Washington State at this regional knowledge competition. Each year, students from across the state of Washington come together for a day of friendly competition and exciting enrichment experiences at Orca Bowl, the regional competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl® (NOSB).
The Washington Sea Grant and Seattle Aquarium are just a few sponsors for this competition.
2010 Orca Bowl

Washington State Ocean Sciences Bowl: Orca Bowl

Orca Bowl will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015!

Each year, students from across the state of Washington come together for a day of friendly competition and exciting enrichment experiences at Orca Bowl, the regional competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl® (NOSB). Orca Bowl challenges and recognizes high-school students’ knowledge of the world’s oceans. The competition lasts a full day, with teams competing in a round-robin tournament followed by a double elimination for the top teams. Students tackle questions in all areas of marine studies, including ocean-related physics, chemistry, geology, biology, social sciences, and technology. Questions are presented in multiple-choice, short-answer, and team-challenge formats that require strong problem-solving skills and close cooperation. All Orca Bowl teams receive prizes for participation. Top awards include UW Oceanography scholarships and shipboard science experiences. The event also provides opportunities for students to meet university and ocean community scientists, faculty, staff, and student volunteers. The 2015 winning team will be eligible to participate in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl finals held in Mississippi in April.

NOSB questions will integrate fundamental concepts in the following topics pertaining to the oceans, estuaries and the Great Lakes:
  • Marine Policy
  • Social Sciences (including economics, history and human interactions)
  • Technology (including instrumentation, remote sensing and navigation)
  • Current Events
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Math
  • Physics
After the competition at UW Dept of Fisheries all the participants meet at the Seattle Aquarium for a private tour and banquet to celebrate the winners. Everyone is a winner when the Washington Sea Grant and UW provide t-shirts, awards and prizes for all teams. We have participated for 4 years and it is the highlight of our year attending this competition. The Washington Sea Grant pays for our lodging because we are one of the three schools farthest away from UW. HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS!!!

General MEETING dates
Marine Biology Club meetings will be on the 1st and 3rd week of each month unless it interferes with a holiday. Then it will be rescheduled. Please check calendar for dates.

Agenda items--Orca bowl practice-set dates, discuss, goals and community service. COLLECT DUES $5. Officially, you are not a member unless the dues have been paid and you attend 80% of all meetings, with a community service project completed during the year.
Mrs. Carolan
Marine Biology Club Dues are $5
All members ---please pay your $5 dues to Sasha Sumner(Treasurer)
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MOVIE night at adviser's SAT 8pm-10:30 Sept 27th
Directions are handed out at school. Txt an officer for directions if you miss the invite hand out.
Looking forward to seeing everyone...bring your fav snack...POPcorn is provided with movie.
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Officers 2012-2013
Congratulations to MBC officers
2014-15 EHS school year.
President : Star Summer
Vice President: Jennifer Jackson
Treasurer: Sasha Sumner
Secretary: Misha Andrews
Public Relations bulletin/ txtn: Logan Davis
Public Relations Posters/Flyers halls: Eric Wilson & Leia Bright
Historian: Emma Moore