An Ocean Caretaker is someone who cares about, pays attention to, and protects the ocean, the life that inhabits it, and the people that rely on it. They work to make sure that the ocean ecosystem is clean, healthy, and managed sustainably. Caretakers make changes in their own lives, encourage others to make healthy ocean choices, and they stand up and act when they see trouble coming.
Anyone can be an Ocean Caretaker, but it takes work! Ocean Caretakers actively try to change their own and their community’s habits that harm the ocean.
Absolutely anyone can be an Ocean Caretaker, and we think everyone should be. If you participate in a Bow Seat Ocean Awareness program, or live your daily life making healthy choices for the ocean, you become a part of this community of Ocean Caretakers.
At Bow Seat we seek to inspire the next generation of Ocean Caretakers, and we create opportunities for youth to harness their creativity to protect the ocean. We host the annual Ocean Awareness Student Contest and help launch students’ careers in the arts by creating art exhibits, publishing collections of their writing, helping them sell their work, and sharing internships that help students participate in ocean conservation.
Do you want to become an Ocean Caretaker? Start with these steps and begin your journey to protect the ocean!