Dax Ovid, Ph.D. is onboarding at Call of the Sea as the Director of Educational Programs. Dax studied Integrative Biology at U.C. Berkeley, focusing her research on seasonality in mammals and birds. For over 5 years, Dax has co-designed and taught an undergraduate course on the public engagement with science. As a part of
Matthew Turner had her first day of educational activities for students at the dock. Fifth Graders had a lesson in nautical arts, making monkey fists. A few first graders raised and doused the Fore staysail.
Children’s book author Jeanne Walker Harvey discussed on KALW FM 91.7 her new book Boats on the Bay and how proceeds benefit Call of the Sea. She was interviewed on the radio show Open Air by their regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson. Together they discussed her new book which is available at Book
At Call of the Sea, we know students have powerful experiences under sail. Part of this comes from our “no electronics” policy. This summer, students that ventured on our 3- or 5-day overnight voyages aboard schooner Seaward revealed the power of powering down their devices. Technological interfaces often displace human interaction and face-to-face friendships,
During this summer’s “Voyage Seaward” program, a 3- to 5-day overnight sail, youth experienced nature and built self-confidence through the adventure and challenge of learning to sail a tall ship. Students had the life-changing opportunity to live on the bay and to directly experience everything it has to offer – microclimates, wildlife, industry and historical
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The New Village School 4th graders came to help at the Matthew Turner shipyard which is being dismantled now that the ship is on the dock with all spars rigged. They helped clean things up a bit, then headed down to see the progress on the ship. These kids had toured a year before, when