Empowering youth to connect, create, and communicate for our blue planet.

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33,176 Students



2024 Ocean Awareness

“Tell Your Climate Story” encourages you to become a climate witness and share your own unique climate story. Creatively express your personal experiences, insights, or perceptions about our changing climate reality. Use this opportunity to learn about the climate crisis and how it impacts your family and community, and to examine your individual responses to our evolving world.

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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Why Environmental Defenders Need Defending

September 19, 2023

By Dhruv Bhatt, 2023 Future Blue Youth Council member Featured Image: “Climate Strike” by Anna Thompson (Illinois, USA) On January 15,...

The Eco-friendly Past

September 13, 2023

By Nazaha Izdihar, 2022 Future Blue Youth Council member Featured Image: “Before It's Too Late” by Chloe Kim (Washington) This year,...

What’s Your Climate Story? Bow Seat’s 2024 Ocean Awareness Contest...

September 5, 2023

Featured Image: “Spring of Life” by Kayte Yanez (Kaufman, Texas) (Boston, MA) – Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs (Bow Seat)...


Bow Seat Student Art at Children’s Museum of NH
Children's Museum of New Hampshire
Contest Workshops for Educators
Geek Is Glam STEM Expo
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Elizabeth Goodrich
Age 12, Maine

“After learning about litter, global warming, and invasive species last year, I realized that our ignorance has become a huge problem, and I knew I had to do something. I just didn’t know what. When my teacher told me about Bow Seat, I had my answer. It was a way for me to express my concern and send a message to people about ocean pollution in a creative way. We only have one Earth, and it is our job to take good care of it.”