Thanks to our friends at the Sanibel Sea School for the scoop!
#Opt Outside is a movement founded by the outdoor company REI as an alternative to Black Friday. Instead of offering sales prices to kick off the holiday season, they shut down their stores and website and encourage people to go out and explore with friends and loved ones instead of shopping.
Each year, in the spirit of that movement, Sanibel Sea School offers a series of community beach walks, starting with their “Thankful for the Ocean” walk, which takes place on Black Friday. It’s a special holiday tradition that they invite you to share.
So come join the SX3 marine science educators to explore what has washed ashore the morning after Thanksgiving! They’ll talk about any interesting organisms and objects the group finds along the way, share some basic biology, and answer your questions. You’re sure to learn something new!
To register for the walk, planned for Friday, November 29, 2019 from 9-11 a.m. at Gulfside City Park (right next door to Ocean’s Reach), click here. The event is free and all ages are welcome, although children 18 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Group size is limited, so register soon.
If you won’t be on Sanibel for Thanksgiving this year and would like to learn more about how to participate in the #Opt Outside movement in your own community, click here!