Schooner Seaward‘s spring season is wrapping up and her crew is beginning to prepare for summer voyaging.
From April to June, Seaward crew taught lessons in marine ecology and biology, navigation, and seamanship to 58 student groups from all over the bay-that’s over 2,000 students onboard, and 174 hours of underway-teaching! Schools came from as far as Modesto and Visalia!
Most of our new young sailors are local, bay area youth from San Francisco, Richmond, Oakland, Novato, and Sausalito. Call of the Sea strives to provide these educational opportunities to under-served youth, and this spring we were able to offer scholarship to 50% of the groups that sailed. 19 classes from 10 schools received full-scholarship. Most of these schools are Title 1 and would otherwise be unable to provide field-trips like this to their students.
Thank you to the teachers that remain dedicated to their students, to the Seaward crew who draw on their enthusiasm to inspire youth everyday, and to the generous donors who enable us to make this possible-we rely on you!
Up Next: Seaward heads to Monterey Bay at the end of June with her first group of teens participating in our Voyage Seaward program. Call of the Sea offers an overnight voyaging camp throughout the summer for youth ages 12-18. This 5 day sailing excursion expands on our education curriculum and immerses the to-be-sailors in coastal sailing. Spots are still available for the August 15-19th program. firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.