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Welcome Dax Ovid Ph.D., Director of Educational Programs

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 the course, students have conducted experiments with social media, hosted conferences, and successfully applied for grants to self-publish a book. Dax discusses inclusive science education below. What is “inclusive”? There are two ways of looking at it. Firstly, this includes not just student engagement with science but also with social and historical influences. Dax is serving to enhance the academically rich, hands-on learning experience students discover at Call of the Sea by emphasizing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) in our curriculum design. Secondly, inclusive science education creates a context of opportunity for students from all backgrounds to engage and contribute to scientific advancements. Beyond the content of lessons and the format for delivery, Dax is passionate about creating community. How can teams to come together and accomplish the impossible? By hoisting the mainsail of a tall ship. If you are interested in contributing to the educational programming at Call of the Sea, we would love to hear from you! Please reach out to Call of the Sea's former Education Director, Mary Rutz, has accepted a position at New Village School as an educator and experiential environmental leader. Congratulations, Mary!

November 12th, 2018|
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In the News

Tall Ship Matthew Turner Launches from Sausalito
(Bay Crossings, May 2017)

Handcrafted Wooden Tall Ship Launches in Sausalito
(CBS Bay Area, April 2, 2017)

An Unique View of a Tall Ship Launch in Sausalito
(KPIX Sky Drone 5, April 2, 2017)

How We Helped Build A Historic and Sustainable Tall Ship in California
(The Conservation Fund, April 2, 2017)

A Tall Ship That’s No Tall Tale:  Brigantine Matthew Turner Unveiled
(KTVU March 31, 2017)

Tall Ship Launched in Sausalito
(KPIX Sky Drone 5, March 31, 2017)

Tall Ship Built in Marin County Getting Its First Taste of Salt Water
(by Eric Thomas, KGO, March 31, 2017)

Volunteer Built Ship Unveiled in Sausalito
(NBC Bay Area, March 30, 2017)

1st Wooden Ship Build in Bay Area in 58 years poised to launch
(by Carl Nolte, SF Chronicle, March 31, 2017)

Sausalito Tall Ship Matthew Turner Ready to Set Sail

    • (by Michelle Slade, Marin IJ, March 30, 2017)

Sausalito’s Tall Ship Plans Launch This Weekend

    • (KRCB,March 29, 2017)

Matthew Turner Drops her Skirt

    • (Lectronic Latitude, March 24, 2017)

Building the Matthew Turner

    (Latitude 38, March 2017)


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