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Sanibel Sea School is excited to announce that they recently had two new marine science educators join their team of ocean advocates. The educators will work to deliver marine science education, hands-on field trips, and work to create lasting ocean memories for children and families.
Dana Donkle and Brianna Machuga bring their experience in environmental education and outreach and their love for kids to the team at Sanibel Sea School. Donkle, hailing from the mountains in North Carolina, has always had a passion for the ocean ever since snorkeling for the first time in the Caribbean. That experience ignited her passion for ocean conservation and love for expressing her passion through ocean-related art.
Donkle recently spent time teaching about Florida’s marine ecosystems at Pigeon Key Foundation in the Florida Keys. There, she led snorkel outings for school groups taught coral reef ecology. Prior to that she worked as an environmental educator, teaching children about the coastal ecosystems of South Carolina. She is excited to bring her passion for education and conservation to Sanibel Sea School.
Machuga, originally from Northeast Ohio, is actually a returning staff member. She worked with Sanibel Sea School in 2019 as a summer camp counselor. Machuga was excited to return to Sanibel Sea School because she loves working with children.
Machuga brings her experience in education and children’s programming from Disney, where she was a cast member and conservation educator.
Sanibel Sea School is excited to add two new talented staff members to their all-women team. Donkle and Machuga look forward to meeting the Sanibel Sea School campers, students, and becoming members of the Sanibel community.
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.