Building a community of youth empowered to connect, create, and communicate for our blue planet.

Global Reach

142 Countries

Participants

33,176 Students

Scholarships

$707,600

TELL YOUR CLIMATE STORY

The 2024 Ocean Awareness Contest – Tell Your Climate Story – encourages you to become a climate witness and to creatively share your personal experiences, insights, or perceptions about our changing climate reality. Use this opportunity to learn about the climate crisis and how it impacts your family and community, and to examine your individual responses to our evolving world. The Contest deadline is June 10, 2024.

U.S.-based Black, Indigenous, and/or Latine youth are especially encouraged to participate and are eligible for special awards!

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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Artivism in Action: Empowering Youth Through Collage

April 29, 2024

By Susan Tang, Program Manager Col·lage [kəˈläZH] n., v. – a technique of art creation, primarily used in the visual...

Cultivating Mental Wellness Through Mindfulness in Schools

April 22, 2024

By Tafadzwa Ashely Gore, 2024 Future Blue Youth Council member In today's fast-paced world, where stress and pressure are prevalent,...

Reflections From My Time in the Bow Seat

April 2, 2024

Bow seat: the front of a boat; symbolizes the vessel’s forward motion and its ability to move through the water...

Events

April
25
Cool Science Showcase
Boston, MA
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June
1
World Ocean Day at the New England Aquarium
Boston, MA
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July
29
NMEA Annual Conference
Boston, MA
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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.”