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

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Creativity in Conservation

Each year the Ocean Awareness Contest challenges teens from around the world to explore human impacts on our ocean’s health through Art, Poetry, Prose, Film, and Music.

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.
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Bow Seat Announces Winners of 2018 Marine Debris Creative Advocacy...

September 25, 2018

Today, Bow Seat announced the winners of its Marine Debris Creative Advocacy Competition, which challenged middle and high school students...

Bow Seat and Conservation Law Foundation Launch Student Art Competition...

September 19, 2018

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs and Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) have launched the Healthy Whale, Healthy Ocean Challenge, which will...

Alumni Spotlight: Young Women in STEM

July 31, 2018

by Lily Bermel, Future Blue Intern As the summer is quickly wrapping up, I was able to squeeze in two...


Art Exhibit at Fundy Discovery Aquarium
St. Andrews, NB, Canada
Ocean Literacy Summit Art Show
Boston, MA
Art Exhibit at Joppa Flats Education Center
Newburyport, MA
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.”