Sanibel Sea School Offering New Lineup of After School Programs

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Sanibel Sea School is excited to introduce After School Canoeing to their line-up in 2021

Sanibel Sea School will offer a variety after school programs this winter and spring.

To ensure safety of our participants, staff, and community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Sanibel Sea School staff will continue to conduct health screenings, wear masks, and ensure proper sanitation of all classroom spaces and gear.

The next line-up of after school programs will begin mid-January and continue through May. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 and include beachcombing, surfing, ocean art, and canoeing. All after school sessions are $20 per student. Registration is open at

In addition to after school favorites surfing and ocean art, in 2021 the marine science educators at Sanibel Sea School will also offer after school beachcombing and canoeing. These courses are brand new additions to the after school program and educators are excited to explore new topics.

After School Beachcombing will allow participants to discover what’s washed ashore that day. Educators will lead kids through a beach walk along the wrack line, dig in the swash, and search for unique shells.

“There’s always something new to discover out on the beach, so each session, we’ll embark on an afternoon of exploration to see what we can find,” said Education Programs Manager Shannon Stainken. “No two beach walks are ever the same.”

Another new session to the line-up, After School Canoeing, will begin on April 20th. “Canoeing is a favorite summer camp tradition at Sanibel Sea School, so we are excited to bring this activity to our after school programming” said Stainken. Participants will learn canoeing basics and hone their paddling skills while exploring the waters of Sanibel.

Anyone who would like additional information should call (239) 472-8585 or email Scholarships are 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.

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