A student practices throwing a cast net during a fishing lesson at Sanibel Sea School.

A student practices throwing a cast net during a fishing lesson at Sanibel Sea School.

Sanibel Sea School and Canterbury School are teaming up to provide exciting new ocean learning experiences for children in the summer of 2017. Through this partnership, participants will be able to utilize the excellent resources of both organizations.  

Opportunities will include Island Skills at Canterbury, an ocean-themed, field-based summer program for children in rising grades Pre-K4 through eighth. From snorkeling through the seagrass to hands-on experiences with marine creatures in Canterbury’s marine lab, this program will be an incredible adventure for any ocean-loving child.

For children who love to fish, Canterbury is teaming up with Sanibel Sea School’s marine science educators to provide a week-long program where children will learn to fish four different ways. Fishing will be available to children in rising grades five through nine.

Children can also explore marine habitats while learning the basics of paddleboarding with our Stand-up Paddleboarding program for rising grades seven through 12. Students interested in marine biology can take advantage of our two-week summer session of Independent Science Research, which will allow students in rising grades six through 12 to get a head start on their science fair projects before the school year. Finally, the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program is designed to teach children 13 and older the skills of leadership for their future success.

Canterbury School (8141 College Parkway, Fort Myers) will be the home base for these new programs. Transportation will be provided by Canterbury to the various locations each day. All summer programs provided through this partnership and by each organization individually are open to the public.

Registration for these programs will open on Saturday, February 4, 2017, through Canterbury School’s website: www.canterburyfortmyers.org/summerprograms. More information about other summer programs available from Sanibel Sea School can be found at www.sanibelseaschool.org. Canterbury School will also be hosting a Summer Programs Open House on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. in our Hanno Dining Hall.

For additional information, please contact Katie Tanner at ktanner@canterburyfortmyers.org or Leah Biery at leah@sanibelseaschool.org.


About Canterbury School

Canterbury School is a Pre-K3-12 college preparatory school in Fort Myers, FL. Canterbury provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum dedicated to academic excellence within an atmosphere emphasizing character, leadership, and service. We strive to prepare students for success in the most demanding postsecondary institutions and professions. To learn more, visit www.canterburyfortmyers.org.

About Sanibel Sea School

Sanibel Sea School, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located on Sanibel Island, FL whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. To learn more, visit www.sanibelseaschool.org