Published: Jan 30, 2014 6:44 AM EST
Updated: Jan 30, 2014 8:00 AM EST

SANIBEL, Fla. - Sanibel Sea School is hosting an Adult Education Series for 2014. The courses are as follows:

Fishing from a Biological Perspective

This is a 6-week long course that will hone your fishing skills and abilities and enhance your fishing enjoyment. In many ways, the secret to fishing is knowing where the fish are. To predict this, the saltwater fisherman must have knowledge of the ocean, fish biology and weather - along with a bit of luck. We will learn about the most common species of fish encountered in SW Florida; we will learn about currents, how to read the water, how tide works and how it affects fishing. In addition to academic knowledge, we will introduce the world of saltwater fly-fishing. We will teach casting, fly-tying, knots and techniques. For the last meeting, we will arrange a fishing outing to apply all of our new-found knowledge.

Class Meets on Friday afternoons: 1-4, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7

Cost: $350

Mornings of Ocean Discovery at Sanibel Sea School

Every year, we get asked, "when is camp for adults ", well here it is. Once a week, we will spend a 3-hour morning discovering the environment that surrounds us. In Sanibel SeaSchool tradition, we will spend a little time indoors learning about the topic of the day and then we'll venture out to experience it first-hand. Come and discover our island in ways you never have before and learn new things about the ocean that brought us all here.

Each morning (9-12) session is $55, or you can sign up for the series for $500.

January 29 The Wrack Line and Our Intertidal Community February 5 Fighting Conchs - The Feisty Little Guys February 19 Pelicans - Her Beak holds more than Her Belly Can February 12 Fish, Fish, Fish February 26 Frigate Birds March 5 Black Skimmers - One of our Hidden Jewels March 12 Lightning Whelks and Those Crazy Egg Cases March 19 Sand Dollars - A Curious Animal March 26 Seagrasses and Seagrass Beds April 2 Our Estuary - More than a Drive-over

Evening Lectures with Doc Bruce

Please join us for these evening lectures to exercise our brains and learn about the ocean world that surrounds us. Although Doc Bruce will lead the way, they are designed to be an engaging dialog about the world we so cherish.

This lecture series is open to the public at no charge. 7-9 pm

February13 Tides - How They Work and How They Affect Us February 20 Our Gulf - What do we really know February 27 Red Tide and Plankton Blooms March 6 Climate Change - What does the Ocean's Future Hold March 13 Fukushima - How will it Affect the Ocean

To register, or for more information, please call Sanibel Sea School, 239-223-4311. Scholarships are available for students needing financial assistance.