For Teachers

Call of the Sea’s on-the-water programs connect classroom material with real-life lessons.

We strive to support and bolster all of the great teaching you are doing in school. Our inquiry-based, hands-on approach to learning creates effective and lasting educational experiences. Seawards professional crew of mariners and educators shape the educational experience, while the dynamic and multi-faceted environment does much of the teaching.

Our curriculum is designed for 4th and 5th graders and is best suited for 4-8th grades, but can be adapted for grades 3-12. Our lessons incorporate NGSS and STEM education.

About Our Curriculum

Email us at, or call our office Mon-Fri 10:00am-6:00pm to check for available dates and book your sail. We will send you a simple one-page contract and some logistical information. All required forms and accompanying paperwork can be found as PDFs below. A 20% deposit secures your reservation, and the balance isn’t due until two weeks before your sail.

We know arranging a field trip can be a tedious process, so please let us know if you need support. If you’re part of SFUSD, check out their Science Department’s Field Trip page.

Please view our activity workbook, a teaching resource for teachers and educators. It is intended to introduce sailing concepts and terminology before your students’ sail in order to enhance their learning experience. The activity workbook can be revisited after the sail as well, to solidify content learned. Using the workbook is not required, and we do not assume you used it prior to your sail.

We understand that the cost of field trips can be a barrier. At Call of the Sea, we aim to provide access to our programs to all youth. We have limited funding available for schools with limited resources (applications from schools with over 50% FRPM are given priority). If your school qualifies, please check the scholarship box on our form, and we will email a scholarship application to you. Scholarships are awarded as available and as needed.