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

Meet the Winners

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.

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
Empowering a Community of Young Artists and Advocates

January 18, 2019

Digital art by Lulu Kristanto (15, Indonesia) “Art changes people and people change the world.” —John Butler, musician For teens...

Sponsor Recognition Awards Celebrate Teachers, Parents, and Mentors

January 16, 2019

For each of the nearly 3,000 participants of the 2018 Ocean Awareness Contest, there was an adult sponsor who ignited...

Protecting Our Coasts from Offshore Oil & Gas

January 11, 2019

Bow Seat was thrilled to support New England Aquarium’s Protect Our Coasts event last night with a display of powerful student...


Art Exhibit at Joppa Flats Education Center
Newburyport, MA
Jan 10
Pop-Up Art Show at New England Aquarium’s Protecting Our Coasts from Offshore Oil and Gas Event
Boston, MA
March 7
High School Marine Science Symposium
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.”