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

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Creativity in Conservation

Each year the Ocean Awareness Contest challenges teens from around the world to explore human impacts on our ocean’s health through Art, Poetry, Prose, Film, and Music.

Making Waves Through the Arts

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
Future Blue: Amplifying Student Voices

June 13, 2018

Hi, everyone! My name is Lily and I am Bow Seat’s Future Blue Intern this summer. I’m a rising sophomore...

Saving Our Oceans Through Art

June 11, 2018

Scholastic News Kids Press Corps: The Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Contest “invites middle schoolers and high schoolers from around the world...

Bow Seat Visits “Sea the Change” Classrooms

May 30, 2018

We at Bow Seat are thrilled to have connected with Emma Pearson, a high school student and the Executive Director...


Program Deadline
Art Exhibit at Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Milton, MA
East Boston Marine Science & Maritime Festival
Boston, MA
Isabella Hollis
Age 17, Texas

“Through my artwork, I hope to reach out to people that I would never have gotten the opportunity to reach otherwise. Hopefully this will inspire support for our cause of reducing – and eventually eliminating – ocean pollution.”