Sanibel School Fourth Graders Experience SCCF Nature Center

provided to Santiva Chronicle

The Sanibel School’s fourth grade classes went on a field trip to Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Nature Center. Students explored the nature trails and practiced using their senses on a sensory awareness scavenger hunt.

Students also had the opportunity to learn about herpetology with Chris Lechowicz, SCCF’s Habitat Management Director and Mike Mills, SCCF Biologist. The students were very excited that they got to name one of the Box Turtle’s in SCCF’s radio telemetry turtle monitoring project. This turtle will now be known as “Boxberto” and the students are looking forward to continuing their initial orientation to SCCF’s Box Turtle monitoring project with future classroom research, turtle population graphing and mapping the habitat use of Boxberto and other Island Box Turtles.

SCCF coordinates and conducts environmental education field trips and campus based activities at The Sanibel School throughout the year. Additional information about SCCF may be obtained by calling SCCF’s Nature Center (239-472-2329) or visiting the SCCF website (

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