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Sanibel Sea School Summer Camp – Ages 4-6
Summer Shimmer – Pen Shells Week
When we ask our youngest campers to find their favorite shell on the beach, they often run straight towards the shiniest, most iridescent, rainbow-like surface glimmering in the sunlight: pen shells! So, we’ve decided to dedicate a whole week to these magnificent, shiny beauties. The trademark, dark iridescence that is so typical of the inner surface of pen shells is the nacreous layer or mother-of-pearl! Join us as we take a closer look at shells with our handy dandy microscopes, make shiny mosaics, and comb the beach for the most enormous pen shells we can find. This week will be loads of fun and a little learning for the smallest members of our Ocean Tribe.