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.

Big Blue & You

Big Blue & You is the first ocean conservation nonprofit to be founded and run by African American women. For the past 15 years, the organization has supported emerging activists — especially young women of color — with STEAM resources to help them become ocean advocates. Learn more at

Black in Marine Science

Black in Marine Science (BIMS) is a premier organization aimed to celebrate Black marine scientists, spread environmental awareness and inspire the next generation of scientific thought leaders. Major efforts include creating outreach opportunities, scholarships for the youth, as well as a documentary and coffee table book highlighting Black marine scientists past and present. Their goal is to increase the diversity in marine science while also providing a place to uphold the excellent Black scientists who already exist in the field!

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.

Cool Science

Cool Science aims to engage students, teachers, parents, and the general public from Massachusetts, Kansas, and Missouri with the science of extreme weather through a statewide K-12 student art competition designed to foster learning about climate science. Students (and their teachers) are encouraged to develop a visual work of art that addresses one of three questions about extreme weather. Winning entries have their work put on public display on local regional bus transit authorities.

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.

Eco Styles

Eco Styles is a platform founded by Nina Gbor. It provides sustainable fashion education, international talks, workshops and courses, sustainability consultancy, clothes swaps and eco styling. Eco Styles engages with media, councils, organisations, schools, universities, government, community groups and individuals to create roadmaps for societies to move towards a holistic sustainable fashion future and sufficient circular economy.

Fondation pour la Protection de la Biodiversité Marine

Founded in 1992 FoProBiM is an apolitical, non-governmental, non-profit organization headquartered in Haiti and was officially recognized by the Haitian government in 1995 as a foundation working on environment issues in the areas of sustainable development, education, research, monitoring, and advocacy. As one of Haiti’s oldest environmental organizations, and one of the very few with a 100% full-time dedicated staff, FoProBiM’s mission includes: (i) raising awareness concerning needed changes in regulations and attitudes; (ii) increasing knowledge and capabilities at the government, community and individual levels in order to make sustainable improvements in the environment and the lives of people, and; (iii) conducting educational programs as well as scientific research, including environmental monitoring, in order to promote improved management of the environment and the protection of biodiversity through a better understanding of the need to sustainably use environmental resources.

Girl Scouts USA

Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them.

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.

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.

North American Association for Environmental Education

For more than five decades, NAAEE has promoted excellence in environmental education throughout North America and the world. They are dedicated to strengthening the field of environmental education and increasing the visibility and efficacy of the profession.

National Marine Educators Association

National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) is a dedicated, influential member-based organization of classroom teachers, informal educators, university professors, scientists, and more from around the world working together to advance the understanding and protection of our freshwater and marine ecosystems. From scientists working in the deep sea to students studying underwater archeology in the Great Lakes, NMEA members are dedicated to making known the world of water, both fresh and salt.

New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative

The New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative (NEOSEC) are a community of educators, scientists, and enthusiasts dedicated to educating people in New England about the ocean. NEOSEC’s focus is to help people of all ages understand the many different and important ways in which they and the ocean are connected to each other. Their membership is institution-based and is made up of zoos and aquaria, nature and science centers; colleges and universities; government agencies; environmental organizations; and educational organizations.

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.

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.

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.

Queer Brown Vegan

Isaias Hernandez is an environmental justice activist + educator from Los Angeles, CA. He’s passionate about making environmental education accessible and advocating for social justice in the environmental movement. Growing up, he lived in a community that faced environmental injustice and he knew: things don’t have to be this way.

His experiences led him to found @QueerBrownVegan in 2019, an independent media platform that exists to teach about environmentalism to anyone and everyone while focusing on social justice and intersectional topics.

He has a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and spent his college years working on a variety of diversity inclusion work in environmental spaces, academic research, and creative work.

Sea Youth Rise Up (SYRUP)

SYRUP is a collaborative campaign to empower and mobilize young people to stand up for our ocean. Launched in 2016, SYRUP provides young ocean leaders with the opportunity to build and directly apply communication and advocacy skills by elevating ocean conservation issues with government officials and other decision makers.

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.

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.