Where can you hold a tiny seahorse, learn to cast a net, or snorkel through the seagrass? These adventures and more happen every day at Sanibel Sea School, a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. Founded in 2005 by Dr. Bruce Neill, a zoologist, and his wife Evelyn, the school is dedicated to helping each and every student develop a close connection with the sea. With a flagship campus on Periwinkle Way and two satellite campuses at South Seas Island Resort and Sundial Resort and Spa, there’s sure to be a perfect ocean experience for everyone interested in learning more about the waters that surround our islands.
For children ages 6-13, the school offers half-day courses on a variety of seasonal, ocean-themed topics. Educators lead students outside to catch and release tiny fish using a seine net, observe manatees, or examine life in the mangrove forest up close. The school also offers week-long summer camps, courses for adults during the winter months, and can arrange private ocean adventures for families and groups of all ages. This is field-based learning at its best.
To learn more, visit www.sanibelseaschool.org or call (239) 472-8585.