Educator Innovation Award
Many of our sponsors are teachers or program coordinators who effectively and creatively bring the Ocean Awareness Contest into their physical or virtual classrooms, teaching entire groups of students about environmental issues and empowering them to be stewards of our blue planet, while meeting important educational standards.
To recognize their efforts, Bow Seat grants Educator Innovation Awards of $750. To be considered for this award, or to nominate an educator, please complete this form by July 1, 2021.
Bow Seat requests that a sponsor who has received an Educator Innovation Award for two successive years take a one-year hiatus before reapplying.
Bay State Educator Award
All Educator Innovation Award nominees who teach in Massachusetts will be automatically considered for the Bay State Educator Award, a special recognition to celebrate those who exemplify creativity and stewardship in their work with young people in the Commonwealth. One winner will receive a $750 cash award plus a $500 classroom grant ($1,250 total prize package).
BAY STATE EDUCATOR AWARD
Eligible nominees include classroom or homeschool teachers, youth program coordinators, librarians, or other educators who teach students in a group setting.
Nominees’ students must submit to the 2021 Ocean Awareness Contest – WATER RISING – and be identified on the submission form as those students’ adult sponsors.
Winners must provide Bow Seat with a brief report about how they used the $500 classroom grant by July 1, 2022.
Congratulations to the 2020 Educator Innovation Award winners!
Read more about why these educators brought the Ocean Awareness Contest into their physical and virtual classrooms, and how they used it to engage students in creative climate action.2020 Winners
The nomination deadline is July 1, 2021.