Sea School Participating in Luminary Week

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Sanibel Sea School is having an ocean-themed ornament contest throughout Luminary Week from Dec. 4-11

Sanibel Sea School will participate in Luminary Week – Coastal Distance Edition from December 4th to 11th. This year’s Luminary event will be spread out over the course of a week in an effort to be able to celebrate the Sanibel community safely.

Sanibel Sea School will be joining in on the festivities all week long with a few different ways for people to participate.

Ocean Tribe Outfitters, Sanibel Sea School’s retail store, will be offering a sale of 15% off any merchandise in the store. This is a great time to stock up on Sanibel Sea School hoodies, Hydroflask insulated water bottles, hats, and any ocean-related gifts for friends, family, or a Sanibel Sea School camper you may know. All proceeds at Ocean Tribe Outfitters go directly back to the organization’s mission and help support outreach efforts.

Sanibel Sea School educators are also doing a call for ocean-themed ornaments! This year, they are asking people to get creative at home and craft their own ocean-inspired ornament to be hung on the Sanibel Sea School holiday tree during Luminary week. It is encouraged that all ornaments are created using mostly natural materials, such as shells, leaves, sticks, coconuts and wooden/glass beads, for example.

Sanibel Sea School’s special holiday tree will be located outside the porch of 455 Periwinkle Way, so participants can safely deliver their ornament.

There will be a contest for Best Overall Ornament, Best Use of Natural Materials, and Funniest Ornament. Winners will be announced through Sanibel Sea School’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Finally, Coastal Watch will be passing out reusable canvas bags throughout the week. Coastal Watch’s Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) initiative is designed to reduce the use of disposable bags on our islands and educate locals and visitors about the harm plastic bags cause to our environment. Free reusable canvas bags are distributed at events and stores throughout the island. To date, over 20,000 bags have been distributed. Bags will be available at Sanibel Sea School all week and are also always available at Bailey’s General Store.

Sanibel Sea School will be open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday during Luminary Week. Any questions related to Luminary events can be directed to or you can call (239) 472-8585 for more information.

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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