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

Meet the Winners

From paintings and short stories to animations, this incredible collection of art brings to life hundreds of voices of teens around the world who care about the impacts of climate change on our blue planet. View the Art, Poetry, Prose, Music, and Film by our 2018 scholarship winners.

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.
Our Story
Protecting Our Coasts from Offshore Oil & Gas

January 11, 2019

Bow Seat was thrilled to support New England Aquarium’s Protect Our Coasts event last night with a display of powerful student...

2018 Contest Winners Revealed

January 8, 2019

Dear Bow Seat students, This year, we heard how the climate crisis makes you feel confused, frustrated, anxious or full...

Bow Seat Announces Winners of International Student Art Contest Focused...

January 8, 2019

Today Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs (Bow Seat) announced the winners of the 2018 Ocean Awareness Contest, the largest student...


Art Exhibit at Joppa Flats Education Center
Newburyport, MA
Jan 10
Pop-Up Art Show at New England Aquarium’s Protecting Our Coasts from Offshore Oil and Gas Event
Boston, MA
March 7
High School Marine Science Symposium
Boston, MA
Opefoluwa Sarah Adegbite
Age 13, Woldingham, United Kingdom

“Before participating in this Contest I didn’t know much about ocean pollution, and to be honest, I’m still not an expert on the subject. But when I was writing my poem, I felt like I was part of the ocean.”