Sea School Partners with Rec Center for Children’s Programs

provided to Santiva Chronicle

Participants made shell mobiles using natural materials.

Sanibel Sea School has partnered again with the Sanibel Recreation Center to offer children’s programming this summer.

“We are excited to work with the local kids in the community, providing much-needed engagement after a long couple of months,” said Director Nicole Finnicum.

Marine Science Educators are offering activities twice weekly during the City of Sanibel’s Sanibel Recreation Center’s annual summer camp, free of charge. On Mondays and Tuesdays for six weeks this summer, educators drop in to the recreation center’s summer camps to offer a morning or afternoon of activities.

In previous years, Sanibel Sea School has taught summertime snorkeling at the Rec summer camps but this year activities were modified due to the pandemic. During the two-hour sessions, educators are have offered nature-inspired arts and crafts as well as fun ocean-themed outdoor games. Some of the crafts that have been offered include mobiles and mosaics using sticks, shells, and leaves. Participants also got creative and created alligators using the base of dried palm fronds.

“It’s been fun to engage with a new group of kids as they use their imaginations to make crafts out of natural materials,” said Marine Science Educator Sam Lucas. “They are all so creative!”

Programming with the Sanibel Recreation Center will continue through the week of July 20.

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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