Dr. Valerie Paul of the Smithsonian Institute will visit Sanibel Sea School to give a guest lecture.
Dr. Valerie Paul of the Smithsonian Institute will visit Sanibel Sea School to give a guest lecture.
Sanibel Sea School will host three events for adults who want to learn more about the ocean in February.
 
A screening of the documentary 180 Degrees South will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the organization’s Flagship Campus, 455 Periwinkle Way. Follow adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. This event is donation-based, and no reservations are required. The film will be followed by a discussion.
 
A field trip to the Island Water Association to learn about where our island drinking water comes from will be from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 15. This is a behind the scenes experience that you will not want to miss! $10 per person, space is limited, call (239) 472-8585 to RSVP.
 
Dr. Valerie Paul, Director of the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce and the Head Scientist of the Chemical Ecology Program, will offer a guest lecture from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at Sanibel Sea School. Dr. Paul researches marine chemical ecology, marine plant and herbivore interactions, coral reef ecology, and the ecological roles of marine natural products. More specifically, in her coral reef ecology research she studies the impact of cyanobacterial blooms on coral reefs and the larvae of reef building corals. $10 per person, call (239) 472-8585 to RSVP.
 
Sanibel Sea School is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. To learn more, please visit www.sanibelseaschool.org.