Students experience barrier island environment

Youth from a Cape Coral school had the opportunity to take a cruise, see a variety of marine life up close and visit Cayo Costa State Park as part of the ongoing No Child Left On Shore initiative.

In partnership with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Captiva Cruises treated students from the STEM program at Gulf Middle School to the unique excursion on Oct 26. A group of 30 - which entailed 24 youths and six adult chaperones - had the chance to take part in the experience.

The trip was made possible through a Cape Coral Community Foundation grant.

Captiva Cruises educator Richard Finkel noted that it was a first for the STEM students.

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