Families and Groups
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Each Tuesday morning, we offer a walking tour to discover the birds of South Seas Island Resort's 330-acre wildlife preserve. During the walk we discuss basic bird biology and behaviors, as well as learn how to identify the birds we encounter.
Birdwatching is a family-oriented program. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or adult over the age of 18.
Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Fees: $15 per person, binocular rentals $5
Captiva and Sanibel Islands are a shelling paradise, with hundreds of species waiting to be discovered. Join us for a beach walk to learn basic bivalve and gastropod biology, find out why so many shells wash up on our beaches, and where to look for a few of the most coveted shells. We can't guarantee you'll find a junonia, but we promise you won't leave empty-handed!
Please Note: Shell Walks are a family-oriented program. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or adult over the age of 18.
Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fees: $20 per person
Help us feed the hungry creatures in our aquariums! During this short but exciting program, our educators will tell you a few fun facts about the animals you are watching and the nearby island ecosystems they inhabit. This is a great introduction to our half-day and full-day courses.
Tuesdays and Fridays, 4 p.m.
Stumped by the Sea
Let Sanibel Sea School help you solve your ocean mysteries. Every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m., our marine educators will talk about some of the most puzzling things they've observed in the field, like bones on the beach, balls of goo floating in the Gulf, and those circular ripples of water in the marina. You can also bring your own beach finds for us to identify!
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m.