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With many families opting for virtual or homeschool this fall, Sanibel Sea School is offering supplemental homeschool education through their Homeschool at Sea experience.
Homeschool at Sea is an experiential, hands-on program where families can design a customized science curriculum with the help of the marine science education team. Similar to the school’s regular day classes, homeschool sessions include field trips to the Gulf beaches, mangrove forests or to the inland preserves on Sanibel.
The Homeschool at Sea curriculum uses marine biology as a platform to dive into subjects, such as symbiotic relationships, lunar cycles, and taxonomy. Topics of study may also focus on a specific sea creature or part of the marine ecosystem. Families work closely with the team to design a curriculum that meets the students at their existing level of knowledge and compliments what they are learning in school or homeschool.
“We love working with homeschool groups because we can get really creative with the lessons,” said Education Programs Manager Shannon Stainken. “Since we meet with the groups multiple times throughout the year we can dive a little deeper into the topics.”
Sanibel Sea School already has eight different homeschool groups starting in September and is excited to welcome returning families back and meet the new groups. Currently, Sanibel Sea School hosts groups from Sanibel, Ft. Myers, and Cape Coral.
To learn more about the Homeschool at Sea program, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Scholarships are always available.
Part of the SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) Family, Sanibel Sea School’s mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time