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Sanibel Sea School’s first week of camp a success

June 12, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Participants in the Sanibel Sea School's first summer camp session at the organization's flagship campus learned about the stargazer fish, a bottom-dwelling fish with eyes facing the sky that can also send out a 50-volt electrical jolt. Campers built periscopes to experience life under the sand, practiced camouflaging themselves while snorkeling and experimented with electrical circuits.

At the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa campus, participants discovered the wonderful world of lizards during Doin' the Dewlap Week. The dewlap is the brightly-colored flap of skin under a lizard's chin that is used for communication, so they played communication games daily. There were also obstacle courses and crafts to be enjoyed, and plenty of opportunities to practice their lizard catching skills.

There was also plenty of surfboard paddling, macram tying and time spent with camp friends.

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Campers enjoyed snorkeling during the Sanibel Sea School's first week of summer camp.

Summer camps are scheduled for children ages 4-18, and scholarships are available.

The Sanibel Sea School is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the ocean's future, one person at a time. For more information, visit sanibelseaschool.org or call 239-472-8585.

 
 

 

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