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Sanibel Sea School announces new after-school programming

By SANIBEL SEA SCHOOL - | Dec 16, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED The Sanibel Sea School is excited to introduce After School Canoeing to its 2021 lineup.

The Sanibel Sea School is excited to introduce After School Canoeing to its 2021 lineup.

The Sanibel Sea School will offer a variety after-school programs this winter and spring.

The next lineup of programs will begin in mid-January and continue through May. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 and include beachcombing, surfing, ocean art and canoeing. The sessions are $20 per student. Registration is open at https://www.sanibelseaschool.org/afterschool.

The beachcombing and canoeing courses are new additions to the after-school program.

After School Beachcombing will allow participants to discover what has washed ashore that day. Marine science educators will lead the children through a beach walk along the wrack line, dig in the swash and search for unique shells.

“There’s always something new to discover out on the beach, so each session we’ll embark on an afternoon of exploration to see what we can find,” Education Programs Manager Shannon Stainken said. “No two beach walks are ever the same.”

After School Canoeing will begin on April 20. Participants will learn canoeing basics and hone their paddling skills, while exploring the waters of Sanibel.

“Canoeing is a favorite summer camp tradition at Sanibel Sea School, so we are excited to bring this activity to our after school programming,” Stainken said.

To ensure the safety of participants, staff and the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Sanibel Sea School staff will continue to conduct health screenings, wear masks and ensure proper sanitation of all classroom spaces and gear.

Scholarships are available for the programs.

For more information, contact 239-472-8585 or info@sanibelseaschool.org.

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.