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EarthEcho International Presents: Activating the Next Wave of Ocean Leaders
Join EarthEcho international and Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Program as we highlight how students are using art to raise awareness of marine life conservation.

Learn how the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Program is activating the next wave of ocean leaders through the arts, science, and advocacy!

"Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs (Bow Seat) is a Boston-based nonprofit whose mission is to activate the next wave of ocean leaders through the arts, science, and advocacy. Bow Seat provides a space for teens to connect, create, and communicate for our blue planet through innovative programming that works at the intersection of ocean science and arts education, with a focus on amplifying youth voices to advance dialogue and participation in ocean conservation."

Feb 21, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Alyssa Irizarry
Senior Vice President @Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs
Alyssa’s love for the natural world was shaped by exploring the forested streams in New York’s Hudson Valley and the waves of the Jersey Shore. She attended Tufts University and studied art history, environmental studies, and studio art. While living abroad in Baja California Sur, Mexico, she studied coastal and marine ecosystems and discovered a way to combine her two passions—environmental advocacy and art—by conducting research on the use of sea turtle murals as an education tool by conservation groups. Alyssa has been an educator at The Science Barge, The Florida Aquarium, and The Island School, where she taught Land & Environmental Art and led community outreach activities. Prior to Bow Seat, Alyssa managed marketing and communications at The School for Field Studies. Alyssa is passionate about helping students of all ages discover, explore, and express their relationship with the natural world.