Sanibel Sea School After-School Programs Going Strong

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After-School surfing participants enjoyed catching some waves in the Gulf this fall.

Sanibel Sea School educators just wrapped up four weeks of their first after-school programming session, After-School Surfing. Held on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., participants met for hands-on surfing sessions with the school’s marine science educators. From learning paddling techniques to popping up on the board, students honed their skills, made some new friends, and had lots of fun in the ocean.

Sanibel Sea School was able to safely offer after-school surfing by limiting class sizes to nine participants, incorporating social distancing, and spending the entire session outdoors.

Next up in Sanibel Sea School’s after-school lineup is After-School Seining and Snorkeling. In these sessions, participants will head out to the bay for an afternoon of ocean discovery to learn more about our local estuary. Using seine nets and dip nets, participants get a hands-on look at the creatures that inhabit our vast seagrass beds and learn or hone their snorkeling skills.

After a couple months of fun and hands-on marine science, starting in November, after-school participants will have the opportunity to get more creative with After-School Ocean Art. Using natural materials found outside or on the beach, Sanibel Sea School educators will help participants create natural works of art, just in time for the holidays!

Registration for After-School Ocean Art is open with just a few spaces remaining. Register on Sanibel Sea School’s website https://www.sanibelseaschool.org/afterschool. Email info@sanibelseaschool.org with any questions.

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