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

Global Reach

138 Countries

Participants

28,904 Students

Scholarships

$627,750

Congratulations
2022 Winners

The Funny Thing About Climate Change challenged students worldwide to use humor, satire, positivity, and other unconventional styles to communicate the urgency of the climate crisis. View the innovative new collection of Visual Art, Film, Interactive & Multimedia, Music, Dance, Poetry, Spoken Word, and Creative Writing.

Bow Seat Timeline

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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Congratulations to Our 2022 Educator Innovation Award Winners!

November 21, 2022

During yet another year of record-breaking floods, droughts, wildfires, heat waves, and other catastrophic threats to life on Earth, teachers...

Farting Cows and Furless Polar Bears: Student Winners of Global...

November 16, 2022

Featured student artwork: "How Did You End Up Here?", Sally Choi, 16, Vancouver, Canada (Boston, MA) – Today, Bow Seat...

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2022 Ocean Awareness Contest:...

November 15, 2022

Message from Founder and President, Linda Cabot Humor is not often associated with climate change, and one could argue that...

Events

Oct
27
Deep Dive Series
Virtual
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June
13
2023 Ocean Awareness Contest
Online
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April
16
Bow Seat Student Artists at the Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA
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Elizabeth Goodrich
Age 12, Maine

“After learning about litter, global warming, and invasive species last year, I realized that our ignorance has become a huge problem, and I knew I had to do something. I just didn’t know what. When my teacher told me about Bow Seat, I had my answer. It was a way for me to express my concern and send a message to people about ocean pollution in a creative way. We only have one Earth, and it is our job to take good care of it.”