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Sanibel Sea School presents winter programming

By SANIBEL SEA SCHOOL - | Nov 10, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED The Sanibel Sea School will offer surfing as part of its winter camp.

The Sanibel Sea School recently announced a full lineup of winter programming for children and families to learn more about the ocean.

From Dec. 28-31, it will offer a four-day, full-day winter camp themed “New Year, New Ocean.” It will allow campers to get back in touch with the ocean through discovery and exploration and will focus on conservation. One activity planned is a camp-wide bioblitz, where campers will catalogue the plant and animal species they can find on the beach. Then, they will learn about the importance of what they find and discuss how conservation efforts can be used to protect the species. There will also be activities, such as surfing, ocean-inspired art projects and the annual Give Your Worries to the Sea ceremony.

The winter camp is designed for ages 6-13 and Counselors in Training ages 13-17. Registration will open on Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. at www.sanibelseaschool.org/sanibel-camps.

For families looking for half-day programs for ages 6-13, the Sanibel Sea School will offer winter-themed day classes. Educators will hold festive classes, such as Cold-Water Sharks, Chilly Seas and Jingle Shells. Registration is open now for the classes at www.sanibelseaschool.org.

The Sanibel Sea School will also offer private sessions as a way to learn more about the ocean with friends and family. The sessions are two hours and can be customized to interests and existing level of knowledge. The sessions are scheduled by appointment and reservations in advance are recommended. For more information, contact info@sanibelseaschool.org or 239-472-8585.

With COVID-19 still prevalent, staff will take the necessary steps to maximize safety of participants and the community. Programs will be limited to a smaller number of participants, and staff will conduct health screenings daily, wear masks and ensure proper sanitation of field gear and classroom spaces.

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.