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Enter the 2022 Ocean Awareness

The Funny Thing About Climate Change challenges students to learn about climate change and its impact on the ocean, and to explore new ways to communicate the urgency of the climate crisis. We are looking for innovative pieces that challenge our expectations for what climate change messaging should look like. How can you talk about climate change in a fresh way?
Student Artist: Kayla Jang

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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Marine Plastic Pollution & How to Reduce it

May 25, 2022

By Kamakshi, Future Blue Youth Council Member Featured artwork: “Untitled” Oksana Muzychenko, Ukraine Warning: Some of the images in this...

Bow Seat Student Art Showcased at the Peabody Essex Museum!

May 5, 2022

Featured image: ‘Earth Collaption’ by Jada Mensah Since 2011, Bow Seat has created space for young people to express themselves...

Get to Know the 2022 Future Blue Youth Council Members!

May 3, 2022

We are so excited to introduce the members of the 2022 Future Blue Youth Council (FBYC)! The FBYC is a...


Bow Seat Student Artists at the Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA
Bow Seat Artists at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Hopkinton, MA
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Rebecca Turkewitz
Humanities Teacher, Coastal Studies for Girls

“I really appreciate all you do to celebrate students and teachers, honor student work, raise awareness, inspire environmental and political action, provide educational opportunities for young people, and create an engaged community around science, arts, and advocacy.”