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Sanibel Sea School welcomes marine science educators

By SANIBEL SEA SCHOOL - | Feb 24, 2021

PHOTO PROVIDED The Sanibel Sea School welcomes two new marine science educators to its education team.

The Sanibel Sea School recently welcomed two new marine science educators to its team of ocean advocates. They arrived just in time to help kick off the organization’s spring and summer seasons and will work in educational programming for children and families.

Joey Garofano joins the Sanibel Sea School as no stranger to Sanibel. He worked previously as a Segway tour guide with Segway Tours of Sanibel and is familiar with the flora and fauna of Southwest Florida.

Before coming to Sanibel, Garofano studied youth programming and camp management at the University of Wisconsin — Stevens Point. He created a solid foundation in environmental education and took his skills across the United States teaching children of all ages.

As a Boy Scout and lover of the natural environment, Garofano is excited to share his passion with children at the Sanibel Sea School during classes, summer camps and specialty programs.

Additionally, Kimberly Bowukamp will be join the ranks of the education team as a seasonal educator and will work through August primarily assisting with educational day courses.

Originally hailing from Michigan, she recently graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in fisheries and wildlife and a concentration in wildlife biology. Bowukamp worked as an environmental education volunteer on the east coast of Florida and also worked as an interpretive park ranger at The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.

Bowukamp is excited to continue to learn about the marine environment on Sanibel and share the excitement of ocean discovery with children.

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.