The 2015 Ocean Awareness
Student Contests are here!

Running now through June 15, 2015

What's New for 2015?
• Poetry category
• Middle School division

Also coming soon:

• Online student gallery
• Student marine internship opportunities
• Teacher resources and lesson plans
• Free Hands-On-Learning visiting classroom series

Announcing our
2015 Contests!


We had an amazing response to our 2014 Ocean Awareness Student Contests. Over 375 art, advocacy and essay entries were submitted by students in 28 states and 9 countries.

Winners will be announced in October‚ so stay tuned!

We've received so many amazing
entries for the 2014 contests!
This is just one example, submitted
by Juwan Mayes, Grade 11,
from Houston, Texas.

Thank you
to our partners!

This year’s success would not have been possible without the dedication and support of our many incredible partners, whose passion for ocean education helped us expand the contests and reach more students.

Hands-on learning!

Our partners also helped us inspire many students,
teachers, and communities
with demonstrations and activities at conferences around the U.S.

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From the Bow Seat opens up new horizons for people
 of all ages with its beautiful footage, easy narrative,
 and intimate conversations with the real people in Maine
 who know this ocean so well.”

— Peter Shelley, Vice President and Director,
    Massachusetts Advocacy Center, Conservation Law Foundation

Get inspired!

Our gallery showcases works of art inspired by the ocean.