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Adult classes offered this spring at Sanibel Sea School

March 18, 2010
Submitted by LEAH BIERY

This spring, Sanibel Sea School is excited to offer a 12-week series of adult classes titled "The Twelve Big Questions."

On Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m., we invite you to find answers to some very interesting marine questions. This week (Wednesday, March 24), we will collect algae from around the island and discuss some of the issues associated with algae in our oceans and on our beaches. We hope you'll join us for an afternoon of fun and learning with other island residents who are curious about the ocean!

March 24 - Algal Blooms: "What's all the fuss about a little algae?"

We will spend the first part of the afternoon collecting algae samples from Sanibel's beaches, and we will bring our samples back to the lab for identification. We will talk about microalgae, macroalgae, and harmful algal blooms. We'll also learn about factors that contribute to algal blooms and discuss the environmental, economic and social issues associated with algae in our oceans and on our beaches.

You can attend just one week or all 12. For more detailed course descriptions, visit sanibelseaschool.wordpress.com. Classes are $55 each, or $50 each for four or more. To register, e-mail Liz@sanibelseaschoool.org or call us at 472-8585.

Fact Box

Sustainable Seafood Seminar coming Monday

Seafood is a delicious source of lean protein, but current fishing practices are depleting the world's fish populations at an alarming rate. Join Sanibel Sea School to learn about environmental issues associated with consuming seafood and how you can choose seafood that is healthy for both you and the environment.

Whether you're a local or a visitor, come enjoy wine, learning and good company!

March 22 - Sweet Melissa's Caf - 6 p.m. - $50

Chef Melissa Talmage will prepare an exquisite meal centered on delicious sustainable seafood that is healthy for the planet. Admission includes wine. Register early!

For more information, call 472-8585. Sanibel Sea School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to marine conservation through experiential education.

 
 

 

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