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
Winners of Student Art Contest Focused on Protection of Right...

April 16, 2019

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs (Bow Seat) and Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) have announced the winners of the Healthy Whale,...

Youth Climate Activism: From Poetry to Strikes

April 15, 2019

My name is Akhila Bandlora, and I was one of the organizers for Arizona’s Youth Climate Strike. I’ve been following...

Bow Seat Partners with Sea Walls: Artists For Oceans Maui

March 4, 2019

By Alyssa Irizarry, Executive Director Aloha from… Boston! I may be back on the icy mainland—paint scrubbed from my fingernails...


April 1
Art Exhibit at Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Milton, MA
ArtWeek at Franklin Park Zoo
Boston, MA
Right Whale Festival & Awards Ceremony
Boston, MA
Hayden Stokley
Age 16, Mississippi

“As a child, I was too shy to speak in public, but societal issues haunted me. I wanted to help. Only through writing was I able to debate, advocate for change, and defend my views. It is this concept – that everyone has a specific talent to contribute to a cause – that serves as my inspiration.”