Empowering youth to connect, create, and communicate for our blue planet.

Global Reach

142 Countries


33,176 Students



Congratulations 2023 Winners!

Climate Heroes in Action challenged students worldwide to research and elevate a trailblazer who is making strides in the fight against climate change. Through the process of imagining, designing, and creating their pieces, students gained a renewed sense of optimism by learning about the many people doing incredible things to help protect our environment. View the innovative new collection of Visual Art, Film, Interactive & Multimedia, Performing Arts, Poetry & Spoken Word, and Creative Writing.

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For more than a decade, Bow Seat has inspired young ocean caretakers through creative expression. Check out our interactive timeline to learn more about our program history and exciting milestones!
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The Complex Truth About Electric Vehicles: Are They Truly Eco-Friendly...

December 1, 2023

By Ishan Kapur, 2023 Future Blue Youth Council member Featured Image: “Melting Butter” by Crystal Shin (California) Over the past decade,...

Congratulations to Our 2023 Educator Innovation Award Winners!

November 27, 2023

Many teachers leverage the Ocean Awareness Contest to offer their students a sense of agency in these uncertain times and...

Student Winners of Global Environmental Arts Contest Shine a Spotlight...

November 20, 2023

Featured artwork: "Climate Influencers" by Gabriella Schakett (Georgia, USA) (Boston, MA) – Today, Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs (Bow Seat)...


Bow Seat Student Art at Children’s Museum of NH
Children's Museum of New Hampshire
Contest Workshops for Educators
Geek Is Glam STEM Expo
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Hayden Stokley
Age 16, Mississippi

“As a child, I was too shy to speak in public, but societal issues haunted me. I wanted to help. Only through writing was I able to debate, advocate for change, and defend my views. It is this concept – that everyone has a specific talent to contribute to a cause – that serves as my inspiration.”