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Sanibel Sea School partners with recreation center

By Staff | Jul 22, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Participants made shell mobiles using natural materials.

The Sanibel Sea School has partnered again with the Sanibel Recreation Center to offer children’s programming this summer.

“We are excited to work with the local kids in the community, providing much-needed engagement after a long couple of months,” Director Nicole Finnicum.

Marine science educators are offering activities twice weekly during the city’s annual summer camp, free of charge. On Mondays and Tuesdays for six weeks, educators drop in to offer a morning or afternoon of activities. In previous years, the Sanibel Sea School taught summertime snorkeling at the camps, but this year activities were modified due to the pandemic.

During the two-hour sessions, educators have offered nature-inspired arts and crafts, as well as fun ocean-themed outdoor games. Some of the crafts include mobiles and mosaics using sticks, shells and leaves. Participants also got creative and created alligators using the base of dried palm fronds.

“It’s been fun to engage with a new group of kids as they use their imaginations to make crafts out of natural materials,” Marine Science Educator Sam Lucas said. “They are all so creative.”

Part of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation family, the Sanibel Sea School’s mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time.