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

Meet the Artists

From paintings and short stories to animations, this incredible collection of art brings to life hundreds of voices of teens around the world who care about the impacts of climate change on our blue planet. View the Art, Poetry, Prose, Music, and Film by our 2018 scholarship winners.

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
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...

Bow Seat Receives Awards Honoring Its Contributions to Environmental Education...

May 6, 2019

This week, Bow Seat received two awards recognizing its commitment to and programming in environmental education in the Commonwealth. At...


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!”