Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who helped out this year at our first-ever Ocean Sciences Event! We are so thankful that we were able to host students from Neah-Kah-Nie, North Bend, Monroe, Benson, Nestucca, and Reynolds Learning Academy. Students were given tours of the OSU state-of-the-art Wave Lab, saw presentations from various ocean sciences professors, and competed in a friendly round of marine-based science questions.

For Oregon Science Teachers

If you are an Oregon teacher and interested in having your students come to a future Salmon Bowl or Ocean Sciences Event, please fill out this Google form to receive future salmon bowl information and updates.

OSU Volunteers are needed for this event!

We always need volunteers for our events and would love to have you on our team! Please fill out this Google form, and we will contact you when the yearly coemption becomes closer. The event is usually at the begging of February. If you have prior NOSB/Salmon Bowl experience and/or have a preference for your role, please let us know! Volunteer positions usually include but are not limited to:

  • Rules/science Judge
  • Moderator
  • Scorekeeper/Timekeeper
  • Room set-up and breakdown
  • Volunteer and Team check-in
  • Food (pick-up and serving)
  • Other general logistics

If volunteering as a game official sounds like more of a commitment than you can make, then please consider volunteering as support staff. These positions don't require any training, just set-up day and/or game-day commitment where you still get to interact with the teams. Register here to volunteer!

What is in it for you?

To show our gratitude, all our volunteers get a free t-shirt, lunch, and a chance to win amazing prizes during our raffle! Most importantly, you’ll receive that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from donating your time to a worthwhile cause. It may just be a game, but it's a game that promotes ocean knowledge, one science question at a time.

How to volunteer

  • Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form.
  • Attend the General Information Meetings on January 18th in Strand 313
  • Tell your friends and classmates and pass on the need for volunteers.

Coordinator — Raquel Gilliland

Raquel is a masters student at OSU in the Marine Resource Management Program. Before OSU, she got her Undergraduate Degree in Aquatic and Marine Biology from Stetson University, in central Florida. She spent the past two years living in Hawaii working for various environmental non profits and spending her free time surfing. Here at OSU she is working with Dr. Maria Kavanaugh to study harmful algal blooms and their effects on fisheries.



Co-Coordinator — Chandra Schulte

Chandra is a first-year graduate student at OSU. She is in the Marine Resource Management Master's Program, and this is her first year serving as an Ocean Science Event Coordinator. She graduated from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Aquatic and Marine Biology. She spent the last few years working at environmental and drinking water labs in Florida and is excited to return to studying and researching marine science. Chandra is currently researching marine foraminifera in Dr. Jennifer Fehrenbacher's lab. She is excited to work with the Ocean Sciences Event this year!