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Captiva Cruises to host The Canterbury School, visiting Turkish students

By Staff | Jan 25, 2010

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, The Canterbury School in Fort Myers, along with students visiting the United States from Istanbul’s Koc and Istek Belde High Schools, will join Captiva Cruises for a three-hour Shoreline Discovery program.

Carl Melamet, Environmental Education Director and Biology Professor at The Canterbury School, and Richard Finkel, Environmental Educator with Captiva Cruises, will lead the students on a hands-on learning experience.

The trip will take the students to Cayo Costa, where they will have the opportunity to explore shallow sea grass beds and pristine gulf beaches for an up-close look at the inhabitants and importance of these habitats.

This is the second year the students of The Canterbury School and Turkish students have been involved in this “Bridges” program that has also enabled The Canterbury School students to visit Turkey last year to study the environment there. This collaboration enables students from both countries to study the impact humans have on their environment in a very unique and meaningful way.

The object of this partnership and “Bridges” program is the study of international relations and the discussion of issues of international importance such as nuclear proliferation and environmental degradation, in an international forum.

Additional information about this and all other Captiva Cruises programs may be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300.