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
Alumna Attends Student Conference for Marine Education

August 21, 2019

As part of our commitment to empowering young, creative ocean leaders, we offered a sponsorship opportunity for Bow Seat alumni...

Meet a Wavemaker: Bow Seat Alum Jay Gardoqui

August 16, 2019

🌊 In Bow Seat’s “Meet a Wavemaker” series, we highlight the work of individuals, communities, or organizations who are making waves...

Bow Seat Receives Award Honoring Its Contributions to Marine Education

July 24, 2019

At the National Marine Educators Association Annual Conference this week, Bow Seat was presented with the Outstanding Organization Award in...


Art Exhibit at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Natick, MA
Harborkeepers’ Marine & Maritime Festival
East Boston, MA
Quincy Environmental Fair
Quincy, MA
Hayden Stokley
Age 16, Mississippi

“As a child, I was too shy to speak in public, but societal issues haunted me. I wanted to help. Only through writing was I able to debate, advocate for change, and defend my views. It is this concept – that everyone has a specific talent to contribute to a cause – that serves as my inspiration.”