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
Langley Student Uses Scientific Data to Create Music

April 21, 2019

Langley Advance Times: Writing music seems to come naturally for a Langley student who now studies first-year music composition at McGill...

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...


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
Elizabeth Goodrich
Age 12, Maine

“After learning about litter, global warming, and invasive species last year, I realized that our ignorance has become a huge problem, and I knew I had to do something. I just didn’t know what. When my teacher told me about Bow Seat, I had my answer. It was a way for me to express my concern and send a message to people about ocean pollution in a creative way. We only have one Earth, and it is our job to take good care of it.”