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Are you looking for an engaging and meaningful way to bring water pollution issues “to life” with your students? Do you want to help your students build ocean literacy skills through a hands-on and creative project?

Sponsor students in Bow Seat’s NEW Marine Debris Creative Advocacy Competition!

This Competition is a great opportunity for students to build communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity skills, as well as deepen their understanding of the marine debris problem while making a real difference at their schools and in their communities. Students can earn scholarships of up to $5,000 – and Sponsors can earn awards too!

To learn more, visit: http://www.bowseat.org/advocacy-competition.php

The Challenge:
Design and carry out a project on your school’s campus or in the local community that uses the creative arts to: educate the public about marine debris, inspire people to change their behavior, and engage them in activities that reduce or prevent marine debris. The Competition, sponsored by a grant from the NOAA Marine Debris Program, is open to middle and high school students in the U.S. The Competition isn’t limited to coastal communities – how does litter impact the waterways in your region?

It’s perfect for green teams, environmental clubs, Scout troops, marine science interns, or any ocean-loving teens!

$750 Sponsor Appreciation Awards:
We appreciate the work that you do to inspire, engage, and support students interested in environmental awareness, advocacy, and the arts, which is why we grant Sponsor Appreciation Awards of $750 to Sponsors who help change the lives of their students and change the world for the better. These awards are nomination-based.

Posters and Postcards:
Email advocacy[at]fromthebowseat.org if you would like printed copies of our 11×17″ posters and 5×7″ postcards to hang in your classroom or share with students and colleagues.

Please share this opportunity with your colleagues, students, and social media networks, and don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions.

P.S. Our other program, the annual Ocean Awareness Student Contest, is also accepting submissions through June 2017. Your students can submit works of art, poetry, prose, or film that speak to the theme Ocean Pollution: Challenges & Solutions.