Staff & Crew

Meet our fantastic team of instructors, skippers, office staff and board of directors that make our program possible.

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Planning Your Trip

Find everything you need to know about getting your students ready for their OSO adventure.

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Jack O’Neill, wetsuit innovator, started OSO in 1996 to teach children to appreciate and care for the marine environment.

“This is such an important experience for students. We can learn a lot in the classroom, but being out on the Sea Odyssey sail boat and experiencing the fragile eco system helps them truly build empathy for our oceans. Now that they care more, we can go farther back in the classroom. THANK YOU!”

Ms. Gilpin, Green Acres Elementary

“Such an amazing day! Objectives (learning) were very clear for each activity. Lots of hands-on and thought provoking discussions. The best part, the wonderful teachers. You planted lots of seeds today!”

Ms. Harrington, Rolling Hills Middle School

“My students said that they learned so much that it "changed their world" We look forward to this every year! Thank you!”

Ms. Jacobs, Bradley Elementary

OSO News

A Woman of the Water: Meet Meg Decoite, O’Neill Sea Odyssey Education Intern

By Rachel Kippen · June 24, 2019

Meg Decoite, 22, a junior at UCSC studying marine biology, has not had your typical college trajectory. Deeply committed to … Read more

Classes to start March 5

By OSO Staff · February 11, 2019

Spring 2019 classes will begin on Tuesday, March 5. Program manager Laura Walker is scheduling a record number of classes, … Read more

Rachel Kippen to serve as O’Neill Sea Odyssey Executive Director

By OSO Staff · January 7, 2019

On January 15, 2019, Rachel Kippen will begin work as Assistant Executive Director for O’Neill Sea Odyssey and when Executive … Read more

Another Year of Effective Stewardship Education

By OSO Staff · December 12, 2018

Applied Survey Research has just released its analysis of student surveys done of the 5,349 students O’Neill Sea Odyssey served … Read more

Dates to know

5 may

OSO Spring start date

11 april

Dan Haifley’s Retirement Party

May 1

Applications for the 2019/2020 School Year Open