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Sanibel Sea School Partners with City’s Rec Program

July 23, 2020

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

“We’ve been 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 have offered activities twice weekly during the City of Sanibel’s Recreation Center’s annual summer camp, free of charge. 

On Mondays and Tuesdays for six weeks, educators have dropped into 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 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 wraps up this week.

If you are interested in registering for half-day programs or scheduling a private session at the Sanibel Sea School, please email or call (239) 472-8585. Course schedules are available at under the programs tab.



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