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Annual Octifest to celebrate ocean discovery

By Staff | Feb 28, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Guests enjoyed sunset views at last year's Octifest on the Beach.

The Sanibel Sea School’s annual fundraiser, Octifest on the Beach, will be held on April 13 at 6:30 p.m. to help provide meaningful ocean experiences to thousands of youth in the area each year.

The event committee is planning a fun evening for guests.

The event is unique among island fundraisers for its bayside location on Causeway Island A, where guests are treated to cocktails with sunset views over San Carlos Bay and an evening of stargazing. There will also be music, a sustainable dinner, and a variety of opportunities to support the school’s ocean conservation mission, along with a few other surprises.

“We depend on Octifest as our largest source of funds to support our outreach and scholarship programs each year,” Executive Director Dr. Bruce Neill said. “We are so grateful for our community members, who have made it possible for us to help so many students explore the ocean each year, who otherwise might not have that opportunity.”

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.