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Expanding horizons through experiential, environmental education under sail.

Call of the Sea is an educational non-profit based out of Sausalito, CA, serving Bay Area youth. We set sail to educate, engage, connect and inspire. We cast off the dock lines to cultivate environmental stewardship in future generations and we hoist canvas to celebrate maritime history and tradition.

From three-hour educational day sails to multi-day overnight adventures, Call of the Sea’s youth programs provide hands-on, impactful learning experiences for youth in grades 3-12. Students find a unique connection with the outdoors aboard the classic schooner Seaward. Lesson content focuses on marine ecology and biology, maritime history, navigation and seamanship, teamwork and communication, and much more. Striving to make these programs available to students of all backgrounds, and to expand the scope of who we reach, Call of the Sea provides need-based scholarships as available.

While sailing through the present, Call of the Sea is also making way towards a sustainable future. We’re creating a floating foundation for a hundred years of experiential youth education by building a historic, yet innovative wooden tall ship, Matthew Turner. After the successful launch in April of 2017, many hands continue to work away on the remaining installations. Educational programs are anticipated to begin in 2018.

Be part of the legacy! Join the community of donors, volunteers and supporters creating Matthew Turner, the Bay Area’s own tall ship.

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Crab Feast in the Shipyard!

The perks of volunteering at the Tall Ship: good eats, friendships and good times, like

Fitting Cabin Top Trim

Roy Sobert and Richard O'Keefe are fitting the cabin top trim.

Resting Boats

Seaward and Matthew Turner are resting peacefully at the dock, on the last nice day

Matthew Turner Progress 10.30.17

Noah created a wonderful coil of Manila rope, and is shown here working on the

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Students Sailed
East Bay Times: Kids Hear Call of the Sea 2017-08-14T18:17:35+00:00
Fox Channel 2 News: Youth STEM Program 2017-08-14T17:09:17+00:00
Environmental Education Under Sail 2017-08-14T18:50:35+00:00
Tall Ship: Mike Jetter Aerials LLC 2017-07-24T23:22:11+00:00