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

2021 Contest
Water Rising

The 10th annual Ocean Awareness Contest is a platform for young people to learn about environmental issues through art-making and creative communication, explore their relationship to a changing world, and become advocates for positive change.
Student Artist: Rachel Jang

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.
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Bow Seat Announces 2020 Educator Innovation Award Winners

October 20, 2020

During a school year that faced extraordinary disruptions and challenges, we witnessed with admiration and solidarity how teachers doubled down...

Meet a Wavemaker: Cynthia Lu

October 9, 2020

In celebration of Bow Seat's 10th anniversary of the Ocean Awareness Contest, our "Meet a Wavemaker" series is showcasing the...

Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans: The Power of Public Art...

October 2, 2020

Featured image: “Protect What You Love” by IMAGINE From September 1st to September 21st, talented ARTivists from across the Boston...

Events

August
10
Virtual Curator Talk: Youth Voices for the Ocean
Virtual
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Sep
23
Climate Justice through Science & ARTivism
Virtual
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Oct
28
Water Wednesdays Webinar Series
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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!”