DANA POINT (November 9, 2018)– The Ocean Institute is excited to announce the inspiring Roz Savage as The Nicholas Endowment Distinguished Speaker Series’ next lecturer. Named “Adventurer of the Year,” by National Geographic in 2010, Savage has rowed over 15,000 miles and spent over 500 days of her life at sea in a 23-foot rowboat.

Savage’s impressive reputation as a world-class adventurer came after a radical shift away from an 11-year career as a management consultant. She now combines her diverse experiences in law, corporate business, and ocean rowing when she lectures on a variety of topics that encourage success– whether in the ocean or in the office.

In a speaker series designed to highlight the Ocean Institute’s commitment to education, conservation, and research, Savage will speak about the vision, mindset, courage, and resilience that have inspired her achievements.

Savage will share how pushing past your comfort zone can lead to a more purpose-driven life, and how everyone can play a part in chartering a better course for themselves, others, and the planet.

Her experience and influence compliment the Ocean Institute’s extended efforts to partner with leaders in ocean science and environmental studies as they continue to discuss the importance of conserving life in California’s unique ecosystem.

The evening’s events on Tuesday, November 13 include a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by an introduction and welcome by Ocean Institute President and CEO Dan Pingaro at 6:30 p.m. Following the lecture, guests are invited to ask questions of Savage.

Tickets for the Distinguished Speaker Series presentation at Ocean Institute are $10 and are available online at oceaninstitute.org, in person at the Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point or by calling 949-496-2274. Space is limited and advance registration is encouraged.


About Ocean Institute

Ocean Institute, founded in 1977, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers in-depth Marine Science, Maritime History and Outdoor Education programs.  Its mission is to use the ocean as its classroom to inspire children to learn.  Ocean Institute provides high quality science education about marine life, conservation and the habitats and species of the California Pacific Coast.  Ocean Institute’s diverse program inventory includes STEM programs that align with California’s content standards.  Learn more at oceaninstitute.org.