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

A Wave of Change

Nearly 3,500 teens from around the world created Art, Film, Music, and Writing exploring the impacts of climate change for the 2019 Ocean Awareness Contest. Stay tuned for 2020 program announcements later this summer!

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
Thousands of Students Create Climate Change Art for Global Ocean...

June 28, 2019

Florida’s Everglades are on fire. Chennai, India, a city of 10 million, is running out of water. A starving polar...

Bringing Ocean Acidification to Life Through Art & Science

June 13, 2019

On June 1st, Bow Seat kicked off our summer with a workshop for teens at the Center for Maine Contemporary...

Offering Our New “Educator Innovation Awards”

May 14, 2019

Our global network of educators are invaluable members of the Bow Seat crew—whether they teach art, English, science, or other...


Art Exhibit at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Natick, MA
Harborkeepers’ Marine & Maritime Festival
East Boston, MA
Quincy Environmental Fair
Quincy, MA
Kimberly Renick
Science Teacher, Timberlane Middle School

“The Ocean Awareness Contest engaged my students in learning, adding a real-world element to last year’s climate change-human impact science unit. All students were excited by the creative connection to the science curriculum allowing them to display their learning in unique ways. As a teacher, I was thrilled to witness how the students dove into their research eager to learn more about the problems and possible solutions.”