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Sanibel Sea School to host Family Scavenger Hunt

By Staff | Sep 18, 2018

The Sanibel Sea School will host the first annual Flip Flop Family Scavenger Hunt on Nov. 3.

A family-friendly island event, teams of up to eight participants can register and all proceeds will support the non-profit’s scholarship fund, which provides meaningful ocean experiences to thousands of children in the region each year.

“We host Octifest every spring, but it is mostly geared towards adults. We have always wanted to plan a fundraiser that community members of all ages can attend and enjoy,” Development Director Chrissy Basturk said. “In the past, we have offered a scavenger hunt as an Octifest live auction item, and the winners have always loved it.”

At check in, each team will be given a book of clues and challenges, each worth a set amount of points. They will have to use their knowledge of the island, marine biology and local folklore to earn as many points as possible before the end of the day. Past clues have required players to visit restaurants, pose for photos with island celebrities or figure out where to find a certain colorful bird.

“Sometimes the team will have to take a photo to prove that they completed a challenge, or they might have to bring us a certain type of shell or another artifact,” Basturk said.

At the day’s end, participants are invited to attend a beach bonfire in celebration of ocean love.

Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online at sanibelseaschool.org/flipflopfundraiser or by calling 239-472-8585.

The Sanibel Sea School is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. For more information, visit sanibelseaschool.org or call 239-472-8585.