South Seas Expands Kids, Tweens & Teens Programs
Kids Learn To Embrace Marine Conservation In Fun Ways!
Searching for manatees, learning to surf, snorkeling through sea grass, touching a sea star, making ocean art and more! With each session during Sanibel Sea School, there's something new to explore, touch and discover. Session topics include bivalves, barnacles, oysters, ghost crabs, hermit crabs and fish found in Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico.
Sanibel Sea School Captiva is an innovative assortment of experiential sea-based educational programs at a new campus in the heart of South Seas Island Resort. Popular since their inception five years ago on sister island Sanibel, the sea school boasts a unique hands-on curriculum "where every day is a field trip," making South Seas an ideal spot from which to explore the vibrant ecosystems of Captiva Island.
Sanibel Sea School’s Ocean Discovery Center is designed to provide resort guests a tantalizing taste of ocean exploration. There is something for the whole family in the ODC; those young at heart can challenge their senses in the tunnel of darkness or in the tactile tubes. Five aquaria let you see an array of marine habitats represented in southwest Florida and informative panels let you learn things about the ocean that you probably didn’t already know. Please come and join us in better understanding the ocean that supports us.
Please call (239) 579-1476 for more information or to enroll your child in Sanibel Sea School during your stay.
Parents can choose to enroll their kids in a three-hour half-day session or combine a morning and afternoon session to stay for a full day, with a la carte lunch available. Each session allows children to immerse themselves in the thrill of ocean discovery, and includes orientation, educational discussions, an art project and plenty of time "out in the field."