Sanibel Sea School will once again offer After School Programs for local students in March and April. Activities will include fishing and surfing, and participants will have a chance to learn a new sport or improve their existing skills.
Fishing classes are open to children ages 8-13 and will cover topics such as cast netting, knot tying, and fish finding. Students will have a chance to practice what they learn in a field-based setting. Surfing lessons are open to participants ages 6-13, and instructors will demonstrate how to paddle, turn, “pop-up”, and catch a wave. Each student will receive individual attention and instruction.
“It’s easy to get caught in the cycle of homework, evening routines, and television, but we think it’s important for Florida kids to make time to explore the ocean that is right in their backyard,” said Nicole Finnicum, the organization’s Director of Education. “Our After School Programs are designed to give students the basic skills they will need to enjoy a lifetime of fun in the water,” she added.
Sanibel Sea School is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. Fishing will be held on Wednesdays in March, and Surfing will be held on Wednesdays in April from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at Sanibel Sea School’s Flagship Campus (455 Periwinkle Way). Cost is $36 per student per session. To learn more and register, visit sanibelseaschool.org/afterschool or call (239) 472-8585.