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

Climate Hope

The global Ocean Awareness Contest is a call for young artists, conservationists, makers, thinkers, and activists who are concerned about the future of our blue planet. Join students around the world in our annual program that raises awareness about the climate crisis, uplifts youth voices for ocean conservation, and inspires hope and action through art, creative media, and storytelling.

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
Bow Seat Announces Winners of International Student Competition Focused on...

October 29, 2019

Hundreds of Teens Around the World Launch Creative Campaigns to Protect Their Local Watersheds Today, Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs...

Zero Waste for Our Blue Planet

October 16, 2019

Human health depends on the health of our oceans, and the health of our ocean ecosystems depends on the choices...

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

September 26, 2019

When teaching about the climate crisis, the stakes could not be higher—not only do we want students to learn scientific...


G.I.R.L. Expo 2019
Bedford, NH
NAAEE Annual Conference
Lexington, KY
Film Screening: Paris to Pittsburgh
Dedham, MA
Isabella Hollis
Age 17, Texas

“Through my artwork, I hope to reach out to people that I would never have gotten the opportunity to reach otherwise. Hopefully this will inspire support for our cause of reducing – and eventually eliminating – ocean pollution.”