Opt Outside Beach Walks

Opt Outside Community Beach Walks

Opt Outside is a movement founded by the outdoor company REI as an alternative to Black Friday. Instead of offering sale prices to kick off the holiday season, they shut down their stores and website and encourage people to go out and explore with loved ones instead of shopping.

Each winter, in the spirit of that movement, Sanibel Sea School offers a series of guided beach walks. So come join our marine science educators to explore what has washed ashore! They will talk about any interesting organisms and objects we find along the way, share some basic biology, and answer your questions. The experience is always different and you are sure to learn something new.

These events are free and all ages are welcome. Children under 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Group size is limited, which allows us to provide a more intimate experience and avoid disrupting our neighbors and the island wildlife. Registration is required, and can be completed by filling out the form below. We will email you to confirm your registration or notify you of your placement on the wait list.

Please call (239) 472-8585 or email info@sanibelseaschool.org for more information.

2020-2012 Schedule – Check back with us this fall for updates!

All walks take place from 9-11 AM. Please meet at Sanibel Sea School at 8:45 AM.



If you would like to register for more than one date, please complete the form for your first choice, refresh this webpage, then begin a separate registration for the next date.