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

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Creativity in Conservation

Each year the Ocean Awareness Contest challenges teens from around the world to explore human impacts on our ocean’s health through Art, Poetry, Prose, Film, and Music.

Making Waves Through the Arts

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.
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Bow Seat and Conservation Law Foundation Launch Student Art Competition...

September 19, 2018

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs and Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) have launched the Healthy Whale, Healthy Ocean Challenge, which will...

Alumni Spotlight: Young Women in STEM

July 31, 2018

by Lily Bermel, Future Blue Intern As the summer is quickly wrapping up, I was able to squeeze in two...

Alumni Making Big Waves

July 15, 2018

by Lily Bermel, Future Blue Intern Earning awards in Bow Seat’s Ocean Awareness Contest is just one of the many...


Art Exhibit at Fundy Discovery Aquarium
St. Andrews, NB, Canada
Ocean Literacy Summit Art Show
Boston, MA
Art Exhibit at Joppa Flats Education Center
Newburyport, MA
Milan Chander
Age 11, California

“This program has been a great opportunity for me to become passionate about a real issue plaguing our world. I hope my writing inspires others to recognize their roles as the keepers of the ocean.”