Every spring and fall semester, we host a marine science trivia challenge for marine science institutions like universities, ocean institutes, and ocean education organizations.
How it works
Our salty team of marine science nerds will provide you 3 sets of questions & answers (25 questions each) to host 3 gatherings over three months. The subject matter will span all aspects of marine science, such as marine biology, physical oceanography, marine chemistry, marine geology, atmospheric science etc… We aim to make questions that will challenge players with a graduate-student level of education, so creating diverse teams with members with a wide variety of knowledge is encouraged. Teams may have between 1-6 participants.
The specific time and location of your trivia gatherings is up to you, we just ask that the 3 fall contests are held in September, October and November, and the 3 spring contests are held in March, April and May.
We will provide you answer sheets and score-reporting instructions. Hosts are responsible for reporting their scores to us so we can rank your group’s overall trivia performance, which is required to be crowned the season champion.
Each member of the winning team from each gathering will get a $50 digital gift card to Waterlust.com. We may also offer additional prizes throughout the year.
Every contest we will calculate the average score (% of questions answered correctly) of your participants and rank your overall performance against other groups. At the end of each season, the organization with the highest overall performance will be crowned the season champion and the name of the organization will be engraved onto the Waterlust Marine Science Trivia Trophy, which stays on display under 24-hour armed protection at Waterlust headquarters.
The Waterlust Marine Science Trivia Trophy
|Rank & Institution||Oct %||Nov %||Dec %||Total %|
|1. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute||73||78||76||75.6|
|2. University of Texas at Austin - Marine Science Institute||63||74||77||71.3|
|3. University of Southern Alabama||62||69||75||68.5|
|4. Catalina Island Marine Institute - Fox Landing||66||67||70||67.5|
|5. University of Maine||58||70||72||66.7|
|6. Naval Postgraduate School||56||76||64||65.33|
|7. University of Florida||48||83||65||65.32|
|8. University of Washington||52||76||63||63.77|
9. Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science
|10. University of North Carolina Wilmington||39||63||56||52.4|
|11. University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography||0||64||49||37.7|
Note: Scores represent the average percentage of correct answers by all teams competing.