Sanibel Sea School, a 501c3 nonprofit organization offering unique, field-based educational experiences, is set to open a new retail space that will support its mission to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. The store will be called the Ocean Tribe Outfitters, and a San-Cap Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held to celebrate the opening.
The Ocean Tribe Outfitters will specialize in paddling gear, including kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and related accessories, as well as equipment and clothing for ocean recreation. The organization's team of marine educators spends thousands of hours in the field each year, and will be available to recommend their favorite products to customers.
“Paddling, especially paddleboarding, is one of our favorite ways to explore the ocean at Sanibel Sea School, so making the sport more available to others was an easy choice for us,” said Executive Director Dr. Bruce Neill. All profits from the store will fund the nonprofit’s programs, including scholarships and ocean outreach programs for students in need.
Community members and visitors are invited to attend the ribbon cutting event at 5 PM on Wednesday, May 31st at 455 Periwinkle Way. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served, and there will be a chance to win a variety of prizes for children and adults. To learn more or RSVP, please visit sanibelseaschool.org or call (239) 472-8585.