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
Samohi Students Win International Environmental Competition

November 12, 2019

Santa Monica Mirror: Team Marine, a student-run environmental research and advocacy organization at Santa Monica High School (Samohi) recently won...

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...


G.I.R.L. Expo 2019
Bedford, NH
NAAEE Annual Conference
Lexington, KY
Film Screening: Paris to Pittsburgh
Dedham, 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.”