in the classroom

getting started

Here are some suggestions for bringing the Ocean Awareness Student Contest into the classroom, brought to you by the Bow Seat team and teachers who have sponsored students in years past. We hope our resources help you and your students explore ocean pollution topics in a fun, engaging, and creative way!

How have you brought the contest into your classroom? We’d love to hear from you at

resources for educators

ocean pollution

marine debris

suggested reading


classroom outreach

As we develop our programs and initiatives, we are very interested in working with teachers and informal educators in any discipline who want to bring ocean literacy + creative arts into the classroom (or beyond!). Please connect with us at with your suggestions, questions, or ideas for collaborating!

In the summer of 2014, Bow Seat piloted our first high school and middle school education program through the MIT Educational Studies Program and their summer course, HSSP. We had 15 seventh through twelfth graders for seven weeks. Together, we explored essay and poetry writing, painting, sculpting, and film critique, all in the name of ocean advocacy and awareness.