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About the 2022 Ocean Awareness

The Funny Thing About Climate Change challenges students to learn about climate change and its impact on the ocean, and to explore new ways to communicate the urgency of the climate crisis. We are looking for innovative pieces that challenge our expectations for what climate change messaging should look like. How can you talk about climate change in a fresh way?
Student Artist: Kayla Jang

Bow Seat Timeline

For more than a decade, Bow Seat has inspired young ocean caretakers through creative expression. Check out our interactive timeline to learn more about our program history and exciting milestones!
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That’s a Wrap on 2022 Contest Submissions! Next Up: Judging

June 22, 2022

To all those who entered the 2022 Contest, we think you’re fintastic! We launched our 11th annual Contest with the...


Bow Seat Student Artists at the Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA
Bow Seat Artists at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Hopkinton, MA
Deep Dive Series
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!”