2019 After School Programs


Renewable Energy
Energy is important to all of us – it powers our lives! In a world where harvesting fossil fuels is having negative impacts, we must consider alternative energy sources. In this round of our After School Science series, we’re going to ignite our curiosity and passion for going green with activities that will harness energy from sun, wind, water, and earth!

Open to students ages 6-13, cost is $20 per student per session.

March 5th, 2019
3:30 – 5:30 PM
Solar Power
The sun has been the ultimate source of energy for billions of years. Humans have used the sun’s energy throughout time to stay warm, cook, dry materials, and so much more. As technology has advanced, we’ve even developed a way to harness solar energy and convert it into electricity! Join us for an afternoon focused on fun in the sun. We’re going to build mini solar powered cars, cook with the sun’s energy, and even use rays to ignite a fire (safely, of course)!

March 12th, 2019 
3:30 – 5:30 PM
Wind Power

What can move very quickly, but doesn’t have feet? It can be heard, but not seen, and it can bring down a building – but it’s not a machine. Wind! Wind is a wonderful source of power. It can be used to move boats or converted into electricity through turbines. In this session, we’ll build anemometers to measure wind speed and make our own wind-powered vessels. You’re sure to be blown away!


March 26th, 2019 
3:30 – 5:30 PM

We love water! It hydrates us, it’s fun to swim in, and it’s home to so many creatures. But did you know it can also be used as a source of power?! Hydropower is one of the oldest sources of energy, but it’s still in use today. Today we’re going to build water wheels to pick up objects, and we’ll make a device to harness energy from waves. Sanibel Sea School has always been a big fan of water, but today we’ll look at it from a whole new perspective.

April 2nd, 2019
3:30 – 5:30 PM
Geothermal Power

The word geothermal comes from the Greek word geo (earth) and therme (heat). Geothermal energy harnesses heat from within earth as steam or hot water. We’re going to truly understand the power of our planet by building a functioning model of a geothermal power plant! Not only will we use steam to produce mechanical energy, but we’ll even demonstrate that it can be converted into electricity.


After School Ocean Art

At Sanibel Sea School, we love to make art using natural materials. We'll get creative and use everything from shells to coconuts to make some beautiful art pieces to take home or display on the beach. We will supply all of the art materials needed for the class and our instructors will guide the students through a new ocean-inspired art project each week. Join us just once or for the entire series!

Open to students ages 6-13, cost is $20 per student per session. Receive a $5 discount when you register for all four sessions.

Spring 2019
3:30 - 5:30 PM at Sanibel Sea School (455 Periwinkle Way)
April 16th, April 23rd, April 30th, and May 7th