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  • City Welcomes Three Summer Interns, High School Senior
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 5:20 PM

    The City of Sanibel welcomes three summer interns: Jacob Ashby, Dana Congress, and Maureen McGauran and high school student Zander Goss.

    McGauran and Ashby will be interning for the city this summer. Congress is interning for six weeks before beginning a job in New York City. Goss is working 40 hours as he completes his High School Independent Senior Project.


  • ‘Ding’ Free Summer Programs Begin June 5
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:05 PM
  • 'Ding' Darling Refuge Welcomes 2019 Biology Interns
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:23 AM

    Two new biology interns joined the team effort at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge in April. Avery Renshaw and Becky Woodward plan to stay into mid-December 2019 as part of the refuge’s long-running internship program supported by the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge.

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019 11:52 AM

    The last month of school has arrived. Students are planning for summer fun, while parents are beginning to evaluate summer programming and camps for their children during the 10-week break.

  • Sanibel Sea School Offering After School Ocean Art Clases
    Tuesday, April 09, 2019 10:31 AM

    The Sanibel Sea School will offer a series of After School Ocean Art classes for students ages 6 to 13. Participants will get creative and use everything from shells to coconuts to make some beautiful, gift-worthy art pieces. Cost is $20 per student per session. Classes are from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dates are Tuesdays April 16, 23, 30 and May 7 at Sanibel Sea School. Learn more and register at

  • Sea School Offering Exciting Lineup of Summer Camp Programs
    Tuesday, April 02, 2019 1:14 PM

    Sanibel Sea School has an exciting lineup of 2019 summer camp programs planned for children ages 4-18. Registration is open now, and teen offerings will include coral reef expeditions, paddling camps, and an adventure filled week on Cayo Costa.

  • Sanibel School Holds 26th Annual Seahorse Festival
    Saturday, March 30, 2019 1:02 PM

    The Sanibel School held its 26th annual Seahorse Festival on Saturday, March 30 at the Sanibel Community Park. Organized by the school’s Parent Teacher Association as a fundraiser, the event had live entertainment, food trucks, auction items and a kids zone with activities, rides and inflatables. Proceeds help purchase workbooks, fund field trips, educational programs, the STEM program, and the robotics program, among others.

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:57 PM

    Sanibel Sea School will offer an American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED certification course from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 29. For course details and requirements, visit the American Red Cross website at Cost is $70 per participant. Call (239) 472-8585 for more information and to register. Sanibel Sea School is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time.  

  • Sanibel Sea School Hosted March Community Camp Day
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019 1:55 PM

    Sanibel Sea School hosted local students for a Community Camp Day March 15, a free day of ocean fun and learning for children ages 6-13. The theme of the program was fish, and participants enjoyed a variety of related games and activities.

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019 1:50 PM

    Sanibel Sea School will offer a field trip April 5 to the Lee County Recycling Center as part of the organization’s adult class program. “Recycling plays an important role in limiting the amount of plastic that accumulates on our planet,” said Marine Science Educator Shannon Stainken. “Understanding your local recycling procedures helps ensure best practices at home and can have a positive impact on the ocean over the long haul. We hope you’ll join us for this tour of our local facility,” she added.

  • Sanibel Sea School Announces Partnership with Casa Ybel Resort
    Sunday, March 17, 2019 2:26 PM

    Beginning in March, Sanibel Sea School will partner with Casa Ybel Resort to offer two weekly programs on the resort property. Guided Beach Walks and Half Day Programs for Kids will be open to both resort guests and the public.

  • DDWS Scholarship Application Deadline Is Nearing
    Sunday, March 17, 2019 2:07 PM

    Application deadline for a number of scholarships from the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 each, is March 31. High school seniors, college students, and graduate students in or from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades counties pursuing degrees in environmental-related studies can apply.

  • Sanibel Sea School to Screen Chasing Coral
    Sunday, March 17, 2019 1:59 PM

    Sanibel Sea School will screen the award-winning documentary Chasing Coral at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. The film focuses on how climate change, sea level rise, and ocean acidification are affecting coral reef ecosystems worldwide.

  • Sanibel Sea School Summer Camp Registration Open Now
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 3:17 PM
    Registration for Sanibel Sea School’s summer camp programs is open now, and space is still available for a number of weeks. Camp runs from June 3 to Aug. 23 at three locations – Sanibel Sea School’s Flagship Campus, Sundial Beach Resort, and Canterbury School in Fort Myers. There are programs offered for campers ages 4 to 18.
  • Tuesday, March 05, 2019 9:34 PM
    Sanibel Sea School will host a trivia night from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, as part of the organization’s Spring 2019 program series for adults. The theme will be sea level rise, and most questions will be related to this topic, but there will be some wild card questions included just for fun.
  • Refuge Welcomes New Education Intern
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:35 AM
    Education intern Justin Gole recently arrived to help J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge with staffing shortages this season, thanks to funding from the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). 
  • Spring After School Programs at Sea School
    Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:00 AM
    Sanibel Sea School will offer a new, four-week season of After School Science centered on renewable energy starting Tuesday, March 5. Participants ages 6-13 will meet on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. to discover through hands-on activities how clean energy can be harvested from the sun, wind, water and earth.
  • Sanibel Sea School to Offer Adult Programs on Sea Level Rise
    Friday, February 15, 2019 9:34 AM
    Sanibel Sea School will launch a new season of learning opportunities for adults in March. Part of the organization’s SX3 Lifers series, which is designed to educate participants about timely, locally relevant topics in a fun setting, the theme for Spring 2019 will be Sea Level Rise.
  • Learn About Harmful Algal Blooms with Sanibel Sea School
    Sunday, February 10, 2019 9:00 AM
    In February and March, Sanibel Sea School will offer two special opportunities to learn about the harmful algal blooms that have affected Sanibel and surrounding areas recently. Dr. Bruce Neill, the organization's executive director who is also a knowledgeable marine biologist, will give a talk about the science behind algal blooms including red tide, and will suggest ways for individuals to help solve our water quality challenges. 
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