The word “Polynesia” comes from the Greek words “poly” and “nesos”, meaning many islands, so there’s truly no better place to have an oceanic tribe. Surrounded by vast seas, cultures living in the Polynesian triangle must sustain their lives using the ocean as their primary resource. As a result, they have become intimately connected with the sea, and understand its creatures, cycles, and power perhaps better than anyone else in the world. This week, we'll honor these strong, wise water people by learning to navigate without a compass, as the ancient Polynesians did. Like the shark callers of Papua New Guinea, we will write songs to charm the ocean's fiercest predators and perform them from our boats. We will also pay homage to the Hawaiians, our closest Polynesian tribe, by dancing the Hula and searching for some of the most cherished creatures in Hawaiian folklore. And because this is Sanibel Sea School, there will be plenty of surfing, macrame-tying, and ocean caroling in store! For campers ages 6-13.