Sanibel Sea School’s Octifest Coming Up in April

Shannon Stainken explores a catch from a seine net with Pine Manor Community Improvement Association.

Sanibel Sea School will host Octifest, an annual celebration of meaningful ocean education for all at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, on the bayside of Sanibel Causeway under a big top tent.

All proceeds will support the organization’s scholarship program. Scholarships allow Sanibel Sea School to offer low cost or no cost educational sessions for children in Lee, Collier, and Hendry counties. School field trips, classroom visits, and after-school field trips are offered to thousands to children each year, all of which are subsidized by funds raised through Octifest. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in the Give to Give event, where they can donate funds that go directly to purchasing much needed program equipment, like seine nets, lifejackets, and masks and snorkels.

Guests will enjoy sunset views, a cocktail hour, a delicious and sustainable dinner, a live auction, and a wine cork pull. 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. To learn more, become a sponsor, or purchase tickets, please visit or call (239) 472-8585.

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