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

Creating
Climate Hope

Youth worldwide created nearly 5,300 works of Visual Art, Film, Interactive & Multimedia, Music, Poetry, or Prose for the 2020 Ocean Awareness Contest!

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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Meet a Judge: Ely German

August 4, 2020

Bow Seat’s Ocean Awareness Contest judges are artists, writers, environmental scientists, historians, marine educators, poets, filmmakers, composers, science communicators, and classroom teachers. Meet...

Bow Seat Launches Voteless Not Voiceless, a Youth-Led Social Media...

July 30, 2020

With time running out to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make meaningful inroads against the climate crisis, Bow Seat...

Meet a Judge: Nakia Hill

July 28, 2020

Bow Seat’s Ocean Awareness Contest judges are artists, writers, environmental scientists, historians, marine educators, poets, filmmakers, composers, science communicators, and classroom teachers. Meet...

Events

July
6
Our Amazing Oceans Webinar
Virtual
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July
24
A Conversation with Young Poets Webinar
Virtual
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August
10
Virtual Curator Talk: Youth Voices for the Ocean
Virtual
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Opefoluwa Sarah Adegbite
Age 13, Woldingham, United Kingdom

“Before participating in this Contest I didn’t know much about ocean pollution, and to be honest, I’m still not an expert on the subject. But when I was writing my poem, I felt like I was part of the ocean.”