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O'Neill Sea Odyssey

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General Agency Information
Name: O'Neill Sea Odyssey
Alternate Name(s): ONeill Sea Odyssey
Address: 2222 East Cliff Drive, Suite 222
Santa Cruz,  CA  95062
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-465-9390
Description: O'Neill Sea Odyssey (OSO) was founded in 1996 by wetsuit innovator and surfer Jack O'Neill. A living classroom was created on board a 65-foot catamaran sailing the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary where 4th-6th grade students from schools throughout Central California receive hands-on lessons about the marine habitat and the importance of the relationship between the living sea and the environment. It is free of charge, but students earn their way into the program by designing and performing a project to benefit their community.
Mission: O'Neill Sea Odyssey provides a hands-on educational experience to encourage the protection and preservation of our living sea and communities.
Programs: The curriculum is taught in a stimulating and intimate learning environment, which provides a learning experience that lasts a lifetime. The program's curriculum is designed to support the educational goals of the schools that participate, and each of the subjects taught align with both California state and federal education standards. The OSO curriculum includes three learning stations: Marine Biology, Marine Ecology and Navigation.
Facilities: The program is conducted on board the catamaran with follow-up lessons at the shore-side Education Center at the Santa Cruz Harbor.
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Available Within One Block
Eligibility: Contact for Information
Fees: None
Areas Served: Central Coast
San Francisco Bay Area
Funding Source: Varies
Officials/Contact Persons
Officials: Dan Haifley
Executive Director
Contact Persons: Adam Steckley

Laura Walker
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Educational Programs
Marine Conservation
Volunteer Opportunities
Youth Community Service Programs
This agency was last updated on May 8, 2019.