The 2023 Ocean Awareness Contest 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.
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!View Timeline
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Our student gallery showcases visual art, poetry and spoken word, prose, music, dance, short films, and multimedia projects from past Ocean Awareness Contest winners. Read, watch, admire, and share!View Gallery
Bow Seat and the Future Blue Youth Council Announce the...
May 30, 2023
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TeamUpcyclers: Transforming Girls’ Lives by Creatively Reusing Clothing Waste
May 30, 2023
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Reducing Methane “Hoofprints” – A Farmer’s Guide to Lowering Agricultural...
May 24, 2023
By Aarushi Ammavajjala, 2023 Future Blue Youth Council member Featured Image: “Fart Effect” by Chaepin Kim (Los Angeles, CA) Globally, cows...
Bow Seat Student Art at Children’s Museum of NHChildren's Museum of New Hampshire
Bow Seat Student Artists at the Peabody Essex MuseumSalem, MA
2023 Ocean Awareness ContestOnline
Science Teacher, Forest Glen Middle School
“Living in coastal Southeast Florida, we see firsthand the consequences of climate change and marine pollution on our delicate coral reef ecosystem. The Ocean Awareness Contest gives my students a creative and artistic outlet to not only express their frustrations with these issues but also hope for the future and possible solutions. For that, I am grateful!”