Sea School Adds Virtual Offerings for Teens

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: Teens will have another opportunity to engage virtually with Sanibel Sea School in June

Sanibel Sea School has added more virtual options for teens in June. With the high demand for teenage programs and the virtual Island Skillz CIT (Counselor in Training) offerings now full, the following options were added to the virtual line-up.

From June 15-19, Doc Bruce will offer one final course in leadership, “Hangin’ with Doc Bruce.” He thinks Sanibel Sea School’s CIT program is one of their best offerings and wanted to have one more opportunity to gather with the teens. He will volunteer his time, post-retirement, to a week-long course in leadership. There will be team-building activities and a chance to say farewell since there wasn’t a traditional summer camp this year.

Additionally, Education Programs Manager Shannon Stainken will offer a CIT program workshop from June 22-26. In this week-long session, Stainken and the CITs will have the opportunity to rework the current program and reinvent the CIT program for future years.

“We had a eureka moment in quarantine – shouldn’t our CITs be involved in this process,” said Stainken. “It’s a program for teenagers after all, so shouldn’t it be designed by teens?”

This program will be a collaborative effort between Stainken and the CITs to create and grow the Sea School’s CIT program and to gain valuable input from those who have benefited from the program over the years.

Each teen program will be offered via Zoom at $75 for the week. Each session will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The programs are designed for 13 to 18 year olds.

Registration for Sanibel Sea School’s virtual teen programs can be done at or email with any questions.

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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