We're in business to build a more sustainable world by bringing environmental science into your life in creative ways.

B Corporation Certified Logo

Waterlust Trivia

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

Interested in being a host for an upcoming season of trivia? Please fill out the form and we'll get in touch soon!

Note: You must be hosting on behalf of some sort of marine science institution like a university, ocean institute, or an ocean education organization.

2023 Fall Waterlust Trivia Rankings

Rank & Institution Sep % Oct % Nov % Total %
1. University of Delaware 66 76 76 72.7
2. Naval Postgraduate School 76 68 72 71
3. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute 66 80 68 71.3
4. University of Texas at Austin - Marine Science Institute 63 73 70 68.8
5. Duke University 55 64 68 62.2
6. University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography 56 58 50 54.7
7. Florida Institute of Technology 44 64 56 54.7
8. Marine Mammal Care Center 56 48 60 54.7
9. Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science 56 51 55 53.8
10. University of Florida
55 52 52 53
11. University of Washington 55 52 52 53
12. Seacamp Association 44 44 52


13. University of Southern Alabama 53 44 40


14. Memorial University of Newfoundland 32 45 51


15. Aquarium of the Pacific 45 41 37 41.3
16. Florida Gulf Coast University 33 36 38 35.7

Note: Scores represent the average percentage of correct answers by all teams competing.