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Free Community Seminars at Sanibel Sea School 

March 1, 2018

Sanibel Sea School will offer two Community Seminars in March. The first, Fracking Explained, will be taught by geologist Connie Jump, and will be held on March 15th at 4 PM. The second seminar is titled Making Better Nature Photos, and will be led by photographer Cliff Beittel on March 22nd at 4 PM. Both are free opportunities for community members to learn about a new topic or skill. 


Connie JumpConnie Jump

Connie Jump


Fracking Explained will cover the history of fracking, as well as why, how, and where it is carried out today. While fracking is a controversial topic, this event is intended as a technical information session only, and will not be formatted as a debate. Jump is retired after more than 30 years of experience in the oil industry, and wants to support people in becoming more knowledgeable and informed about the environmental issues they care about. 


Cliff Beittel (photo by James Craner)Cliff Beittel (photo by James Craner)

Cliff Beittel (photo by James Craner)


Cliff Beittel is an acclaimed bird photographer, and will offer participants tips to capture the best possible nature photos with the equipment they have available. Topics will include how to choose a camera, the basics of capturing a good photo, lighting, timing, subjects, and more. This is a perfect seminar for anyone who would like to improve their photography skills. 

All Community Seminars will be held at Sanibel Sea School, located at 455 Periwinkle Way. No reservations are necessary. Sanibel Sea School is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. To learn more, visit or call (239) 472-8585.  

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