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

A Wave of Change

Nearly 3,500 teens from around the world created Art, Film, Music, and Writing exploring the impacts of climate change for the 2019 Ocean Awareness Contest. Stay tuned for 2020 program announcements later this summer!

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
Bringing Ocean Acidification to Life Through Art & Science

June 13, 2019

On June 1st, Bow Seat kicked off our summer with a workshop for teens at the Center for Maine Contemporary...

Offering Our New “Educator Innovation Awards”

May 14, 2019

Our global network of educators are invaluable members of the Bow Seat crew—whether they teach art, English, science, or other...

Art, Advocacy, and Action for Right Whales

May 13, 2019

On May 5th, Bow Seat joined forces with the New England Aquarium and Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) to present the...


World Oceans Day
Art Exhibit at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Natick, MA
2019 Program Deadline
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!”