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Climate Heroes
in Action

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!
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Bow Seat and the Future Blue Youth Council Announce the...

May 30, 2023

In 2021, Bow Seat collaborated with our Future Blue Youth Council (FBYC) to launch the Fellowship Grant Program. Established by...

TeamUpcyclers: Transforming Girls’ Lives by Creatively Reusing Clothing Waste

May 30, 2023

By Ariana Piscoya, 2023 Future Blue Youth Council member “The problem of improper waste disposal is eating me up like...

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 NH
Children's Museum of New Hampshire
Bow Seat Student Artists at the Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA
2023 Ocean Awareness Contest
Mitchell Comiskey
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!”