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About the 2023 Ocean Awareness

Climate Heroes in Action encourages students to learn about both climate change and solutions to the climate crisis. We want to celebrate the work of countless everyday heroes fighting to make the world more habitable and just in the face of human-induced climate change. Who is spearheading these initiatives? How can we amplify their work?

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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The 2023 Future Blue Youth Council Application is Now Open!

September 21, 2022

The Future Blue Youth Council (FBYC) is a diverse, international group of Bow Seat program alumni who work together to...

New Lesson Plans: Integrating Arts and Climate Change in the...

September 14, 2022

Updated September 2022 When teaching about the climate crisis, the stakes could not be higher—not only do we want students...

Celebrating Unsung Heroes: Bow Seat’s 2023 Ocean Awareness Contest Invites...

September 7, 2022

(Boston, MA) – Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs (Bow Seat) is excited to launch our 12th annual Ocean Awareness Contest,...


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Bow Seat Student Artists at the Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA
2023 Ocean Awareness Contest
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.”