Bow Seat believes in the value of purposeful partnerships to confront the threats facing our blue planet. Together, we are stronger and more effective. We are proud to work with a global network of partners who support our vision of elevating the next generation of creative ocean leaders.

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy supports scientific research, improves public safety, educates the community, and inspires the conservation of Atlantic white sharks.  Our vision is to increase knowledge of Atlantic white sharks and change public perception to conserve the species and ensure biologically diverse marine ecosystems.

Boston Climate Strike

Boston Climate Strike is an organization of young climate justice activists who are deeply concerned with the disproportionate effects of the climate crisis on frontline communities and the unjust political institution that has enabled it. BCS seeks to empower Massachusetts youth to be change-makers who are dedicated to enacting climate justice, and educated about the climate crisis.

Center for Coastal Studies

Center for Coastal Studies is dedicated to understanding and protecting our coastal environment and marine ecosystems.

Conservation Law Foundation

Conservation Law Foundation protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. They use the law, science and the market to create solutions that preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy.

Earth Day Network

Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 190 countries to drive positive action for our planet.

EarthEcho International

EarthEcho International’s mission is to inspire young people worldwide to act now for a sustainable future. EarthEcho’s diverse programs are designed to equip a new generation of leaders and problem solvers to identify and tackle environmental challenges related to ocean health, water quality and biodiversity in their own communities and beyond. EarthEcho concentrates its work in three areas that leverage the organization’s rich legacy and unique strengths: Facilitating the preservation and protection of the environment; amplifying youth leadership development; and training teachers and educating students.

Fridays For Future Massachusetts

Fridays For Future is a global movement recognizing the climate emergency and wanting a safe pathway under 1.5C.

Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association

Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association (GOMMEA) is one of the region’s oldest and most active marine education groups. From marine biology to historical ecology, GOMMEA seeks to integrate and understand the many facets of our human connection to our ocean planet.

Huntsman Marine Science Centre

Huntsman Marine Science Centre/Fundy Discovery Aquarium in New Brunswick, Canada inspires stewardship through engagement of the community in the discovery of the oceans; the advancement of marine sciences through collaborative research and the development of innovative technical solutions for our public and private sector partners; and the design and delivery of inspirational educational experiences.

Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership

Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership (HICSL) is a scientific and education community on Hurricane Island that provides experiential, hands-on education programs and research opportunities focusing on marine sciences, STEM education, human ecology, sustainable living technology, citizen science initiatives, and leadership in environmental stewardship for all ages from middle school to adults.

Massachusetts Marine Educators

Massachusetts Marine Educators (MME) is a dynamic, grass roots organization of teachers, informal educators, students, educational institutions, and others. Its goal is to develop a marine literate society and promote awareness of the ocean world by integrating marine studies into existing curricula.

Mass Poetry

Mass Poetry brings poetry to the people of Massachusetts, particularly audiences who do not traditionally interact with it. Our goals are to support poets and poetry in Massachusetts, to build new audiences for poetry, and to make poetry more accessible for those who need it most — often those who have the least access to it.

New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is a catalyst for global change through public engagement, commitment to marine animal conservation, leadership in education, innovative scientific research, and effective advocacy for vital and vibrant oceans.

National Ocean Sciences Bowl

National Sciences Ocean Bowl (NOSB) is a nationally recognized and highly acclaimed high school academic competition that provides a forum for talented students to test their knowledge of the marine sciences including biology, chemistry, physics, and geology. NOSB’s mission is to enrich science teaching and learning across the United States through this high-profile national competition that increases high school students’ knowledge of the oceans and enhances public understanding and stewardship of the oceans.

Ocean Matters

Ocean Matters supports young people in becoming stewards for the marine environment and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit led by luminaries in conservation including National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry and Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary.

Our Climate

Our Climate mobilizes and empowers young people to educate the public and elected officials about science-based, equitable climate policy solutions that build a livable world.

PangeaSeed Foundation

PangeaSeed Foundation is an international non-profit organization acting at the intersection of culture and environmentalism to further the conservation of our oceans. PangeaSeed Foundation aims to empower individuals and communities to create meaningful environmental change for oceans through ARTivism, education, and science. PangeaSeed Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.

Plastic Pollution Coalition

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of individuals, organizations, businesses and policymakers working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, the ocean and the environment.

Salem Sound Coastwatch

Salem Sound Coastwatch is dedicated to protecting and improving the environmental quality of Salem Sound and its watershed.

Seacoast Science Center

Seacoast Science Center, located in historic Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH is a flagship institution in the region’s cultural economy. A popular destination for families and students to learn about coastal environmental history, the Center creates connections to nature through personal learning experiences in the natural sciences.

Shoals Marine Laboratory

Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) on Appledore Island, Maine, is dedicated marine science education, outreach, and research, and has been since 1966. SML offers undergraduates and high school students a unique opportunity to study marine science in the field with exceptional faculty from institutions throughout North America.

UNESCO Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

The United Nations has declared 2021-2030 a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. This Decade aims to support efforts that reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and create improved conditions for sustainable development of the ocean. Bow Seat’s Ocean Awareness Contest has been endorsed as an official Ocean Decade Activity, initiatives carried out by partners around the world as part of the collective effort to fulfill the Decade vision.

Write the World

Write the World is dedicated to improving the writing of high school students through a global online community and guided interactive process. Young writers are empowered to develop their voices, refine their editing skills, and publish on an international platform. Write the World helps students develop the writing strategies and communication tools essential for success in school, career, and life.

Youth Making Ripples

The Youth Making Ripples Film Competition is an opportunity for K-12 students to use their creative talents and serve as a voice for our oceans.

Youth Ocean Conservation Summit

Youth Ocean Conservation Summit, launched in 2011 and held annually at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL, as well as satellite locations across the United States, provides youth participants of all ages the opportunity to learn from marine scientists and conservationists about current threats facing marine ecosystems, both locally and globally.