The registration fee is $40. per team and must be received (either check or school purchase order) by February 17th. Please remember that you must register your teams on both sites – the SCSEA website (http://www.spacecoastscience.org) and the National Database (https://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/regional-competitions/middle-school-regionals/fl_scsea-florida-regional-middle-school-science-bowl/ ). Note that clubs and teams made up of students from more than one school are not allowed anymore, and parents that organize a team must have a principal's signed agreement that they are representing the school. National Competition: The Department of Energy is hosting the national final. The winning teams from both the Middle School and High School regional competitions will be sent to the combined national event in Washington, D.C., April 26 – April 30, 2018. Travel and lodging will be covered by the DOE for five team members and one mentor/teacher. Because no substitution of team members is allowed between the regional and national event, if the team has an alternate, the alternate must participate at the Regional Competition. It is imperative that the coach discuss the possibility of winning a trip to the national event with their administration; it is also imperative that the students discuss the possibility with their parents prior to the regional event. The winning team must be able to send four members to Washington to be able to compete in the Nationals.