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

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Creativity in Conservation

Each year the Ocean Awareness Contest challenges teens from around the world to explore human impacts on our ocean’s health through Art, Poetry, Prose, Film, and Music.

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.
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Alumni Making Big Waves

July 15, 2018

by Lily Bermel, Future Blue Intern Earning awards in Bow Seat’s Ocean Awareness Contest is just one of the many...

Bow Seat Alumni Discover New Passion for Environmental Science

July 9, 2018

by Lily Bermel, Future Blue Intern In the past month, I’ve had the fantastic opportunity to interview many Bow Seat...

Sponsor Spotlight: Dr. Briana Brown

July 5, 2018

by Lily Bermel, Future Blue Intern For this week’s Sponsor Spotlight, I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Briana Brown,...


Art Exhibit at Fundy Discovery Aquarium
St. Andrews, NB, Canada
Art Exhibit at Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Milton, MA
East Boston Marine Science & Maritime Festival
Boston, 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.”