Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs
Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs (Bow Seat) is a Boston-based nonprofit that works to inspire the next generation of ocean caretakers through education and engagement with the arts, science, and advocacy. Bow Seat’s signature initiative – the annual Ocean Awareness Student Contest – challenges middle and high schoolers worldwide to explore human impacts on ocean health through visual art, film, poetry, prose, and music. Bow Seat also seeks opportunities to launch youth into the “artivist” world by expanding the reach of their work through exhibitions, publishing opportunities, and merchandise sales featuring their artwork. In addition, Bow Seat serves as an educational resource on ocean conservation and creative advocacy by presenting at conferences, participating in local and global environmental initiatives, and providing classroom resources.