Activating the next wave of ocean leaders through the arts, science, and advocacy 

Climate Hope

The global Ocean Awareness Contest is a call for young artists, conservationists, makers, thinkers, and activists who are concerned about the future of our blue planet. Join students around the world in our annual program that raises awareness about the climate crisis, uplifts youth voices for ocean conservation, and inspires hope and action through art, creative media, and storytelling.

Creativity in Conservation

Our programs inspire ocean conservation through creative investigating and making. We believe art is a powerful way to explore issues impacting our oceans, connect more deeply with nature, and bring communities together to care for our blue planet.
Our Story
Bow Seat Supports Florida Marine Ecology Expedition Scholarship

December 3, 2019

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs is excited to announce a partnership with Ocean Matters, a marine science leadership program, to...

5 Things We Should Do to Inspire the Next Generation...

December 2, 2019

Authority Magazine: As part of my series about what we must do to inspire the next generation about sustainability and...

Samohi Students Win International Environmental Competition

November 12, 2019

Santa Monica Mirror: Team Marine, a student-run environmental research and advocacy organization at Santa Monica High School (Samohi) recently won...


Film Screening: Paris to Pittsburgh
Dedham, MA
Healthy Whale Exhibit at A.R.T.
Cambridge, MA
Art Exhibit at Boston Sea Rovers
Danvers, MA
Mitchell Comiskey
Science Teacher, Forest Glen Middle School

“Living in coastal Southeast Florida, we see firsthand the consequences of climate change and marine pollution on our delicate coral reef ecosystem. The Ocean Awareness Contest gives my students a creative and artistic outlet to not only express their frustrations with these issues but also hope for the future and possible solutions. For that, I am grateful!”