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  • Sanibel Christian Preschoolers Learn About Community Helpers
    Friday, October 19, 2018 12:17 PM
    During the past several weeks, Sanibel Christian Preschool students had memorable visits from people who help our communities and learned how they do their jobs. They even met a dog who lends a paw.
  • Solve Science Mysteries After School at Sea School
    Friday, October 19, 2018 11:41 AM
    In October and November, Sanibel Sea School is offering a series of after school science programs with a mystery theme for students ages 6 to13.
  • Sanibel Sea School Hosts October Community Camp Day
    Friday, October 19, 2018 11:32 AM
    On October 15th, Sanibel Sea School hosted local students for a Community Camp Day, a free day of ocean fun and learning for children ages 6-13. The theme of the program was crabs, and participants enjoyed a variety of related games and activities.
  • Sanibel Sea School Offers Boat Excursions for Adults
    Friday, October 19, 2018 11:18 AM
    On November 2nd from 9 AM to noon, Sanibel Sea School will launch its 2018-2019 season of adult programs with a boat excursion guided by the organization's executive director, Dr. Bruce Neill.
  • 'Ding' Darling Refuge Welcomes Visitor Services Intern
    Friday, October 05, 2018 10:39 AM
    Visitor services intern Joey Garofano arrived recently to help the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with staffing shortages this fall, thanks to funding from the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge.
  • Sanibel Sea School Representatives Attend Everglades Foundation Benefit
    Friday, October 05, 2018 10:31 AM
    Representatives of Sanibel Sea School attended an Everglades Foundation benefit Sept. 26 in New York City. Dr. Bruce Neill, Sanibel Sea School’s Executive Director, Sanibel Sea School Trustee Nik Khakee, and former Sanibel Sea School camper and employee Maddie Hickey were present at the event. Hosted by Douglas and Susanne Durst, the evening was organized in support of the Florida-based foundation’s efforts to restore and protect the greater Everglades ecosystem.
  • Registration for Winter Camp at Sanibel Sea School
    Friday, September 28, 2018 2:34 PM
    Sanibel Sea School’s 2018 Winter Camp programs will be all about the sun and the moon and how closely they are tied to the ocean and its creatures – join us for some celestial holiday fun! This pair of week-long camps is planned to coincide with winter break, and the schedule will offer a combination of Sanibel Sea School holiday traditions, exciting science, arts and crafts, and outdoor activities.
  • Solve Science Mysteries After School at Sanibel Sea School
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 2:49 PM
    Beginning Oct. 9, Sanibel Sea School will offer a series of after school science programs with a mystery theme for students ages 6-13. Each week’s session will be centered on a fictional crime and a notable scientist such as Archimedes, Sir Isaac Newton, or Blaise Pascal. Participants will apply scientific principles in exciting, hands-on ways to solve the crime before the end of the day.
  • Sanibel Sea School Receives Grant from LCEC
    Saturday, September 22, 2018 5:29 PM
    Sanibel Sea School has been awarded a grant by the Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) to purchase a new stereomicroscope, which will allow students to magnify and better observe specimens found in the field during the organization’s educational marine science programs.
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10:17 AM

    With the school year just underway, parents and children finding their way through new lessons and getting accustomed to schedules, including creating space for homework and extra study time.

  • Refuge Welcomes Two Education Interns
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 9:55 AM

    Two education interns joined the team effort at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge in September. Shay Hart and Emily Herz plan to stay through the school year as part of the refuge’s internship program supported by the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS).

  • Sea School To Host Family-Friendly Scavenger Hunt
    Tuesday, September 04, 2018 5:00 PM

    Save the Date for Sanibel Sea School’s first annual Flip Flop Family Scavenger Hunt, to be held on Saturday, November 3rd at 10:30 AM. The island-wide scavenger hunt will be full of laughs and fun challenges for participants of all ages, and will end with a bonfire celebration on the beach.

  • Sea School Offers 'Sea Squirts' Day Program
    Tuesday, September 04, 2018 4:00 PM

    Sanibel Sea School will once again offer seasonal classes for 4-6 year olds beginning in mid-September. The program is called Sea Squirts.

  • Sanibel Christian Preschool Starts With Letter 'A'
    Friday, August 31, 2018 2:00 PM

    It is the start of a new school year, so of course Sanibel Christian Preschool is starting with the letter A! Students are all smiles as they work with Director Ana Abella and teacher Ms. Plummer to color, trace and copy their letters to learn how to write. Contact Ana Abella at 472-0497 for more information about the 2, 3 or 4 years old and VPK programs.

  • Sea School Raises Funds for Lifesaving AEDs
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 2:24 PM

    Sanibel Sea School has successfully raised funds to equip each of the organization’s vehicles and boats with life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The overarching vision of the campaign was to make Sanibel a safer place by having life saving gear readily available in multiple locations each day. Using the crowdfunding platform Mightycause, 82 donors contributed a total of $12,325, exceeding the $11,000 goal.

  • Sanibel Sea School Hosts Expedition to Belize
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:16 PM

    Sanibel Sea School campers recently embarked on a ten day expedition to Belize, a small Caribbean nation located in Central America. Participants ranging from 15 to 18 years old spent three days in the rainforest before venturing to a field station on South Water Caye to explore the Belize Barrier Reef and its surrounding habitats.

  • DDWS Teacher Grants Deadline Oct. 31; Larger Grants Available
    Tuesday, August 07, 2018 2:53 PM

    The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), with J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, has announced its 13th annual round of teacher conservation grants. Up to $10,000 in grant awards are available to districts, schools, and individual teachers in Lee, Charlotte, and Collier counties this school year for conservation education-related projects.

  • New Vessel Delivered to Sanibel Sea School
    Tuesday, July 31, 2018 5:24 PM

    Sanibel Sea School recently signed for the delivery of a new boat, called The Ripple Effect. The 25’ custom built Trident pontoon can access shallow areas that are great for wading and snorkeling, and will be used during the organization’s educational marine science programs.

  • Sea School Campers Celebrate The Calusa
    Tuesday, July 31, 2018 5:18 PM

    Calusa Week, a week in celebration of the Native Americans who were the earliest known inhabitants of Florida’s southwest coast, is a favorite among Sanibel Sea School campers each summer. The Calusa were fierce, strong seafarers and their history can teach us many things about how to coexist with the sea. Participants explored their culture from various angles, retracing their footsteps to become young ocean warriors.

  • Hatchling Week for the Little Ones at Sanibel Sea School
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 11:17 AM

    A group of tiny campers, ages 4-6, recently attended Hatchling Week at Sanibel Sea School. The week was dedicated to learning about baby animals that begin life in an egg – like shorebirds, sea turtles, and alligators. Participants had fun building nests, playing games, and celebrating some of Sanibel’s cutest creatures.

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