Home School at Sea

Welcome to Homeschool at Sea, an immersive homeschool program that takes your child on a thrilling journey into the captivating world of marine science. In this dynamic and hands-on curriculum, students will dive deep into the ocean's mysteries, discovering its diverse ecosystems, fascinating creatures, and its vital role in shaping our planet.

Through interactive activities, field excursions, and exciting experiments, your child will engage in experiential learning, making marine science come alive in their imagination. From the tiniest plankton to the mightiest whales, students will gain a holistic understanding of marine life, including the interconnections between species and the delicate balance that sustains ocean ecosystems. We will inspire a sense of environmental stewardship as we delve into the importance of protecting the oceans and the impact of human actions on marine habitats. Students will explore ways to become ocean advocates and contribute to conserving precious ecosystems.

Learning about underwater plants

Discovering ocean life

Making friendships to last a lifetime

Uncovering tiny creatures

Analyzing seashells

Exploring what lives in sand

How it Works

Homeschool at Sea courses are offered seasonally from September through November. Two-hour courses are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. Each session is $40 per student.

Each week is a unique theme offered to three different age levels:

  • 4 to 6
  • 6 to 9
  • 9 to 13

The day, time, and age ranges rotate weekly to accommodate various schedules.

These courses are designed to be drop-off programs. However, ONE parent/guardian per family is welcome to shadow. We also offer a family day, when all ages are welcome. On family day, at least one adult chaperone is required per family.

All attendees must register and pay. ONLY registered participants are allowed to attend (no younger or older non-registered siblings).

How to Register

From September to November, courses are released monthly on Active Network. Please use the link below to sign up. If you’d like to chaperone a drop-off program, please call us to register at 239-472-8585. Please call us if the program's cost prevents you from enrolling your child. We’re happy to work with you to ensure ocean education for all.

Our curriculum suits the homeschooling environment, allowing for a wide age range and family learning. Our program is led by marine scientists and educators passionate about the oceans, ensuring that your child receives accurate and up-to-date information throughout the course.

Prepare your child for an extraordinary educational adventure. Together, we'll unlock the secrets of the sea and foster a lifelong love for marine science and ocean conservation!

If we don't have a homeschool program during your stay, schedule a private session, group field trip, or join us at a beachwalk at Island Inn.