Sarasota Shell Club has been a major supporter of the Carefree Learner program for many years. Sarasota High School's "floating classroom" conducts educational tours in Sarasota Bay for students and the community. All schools in the Sarasota County share the opportunity to take a tour with the Carefree Learner. The Sarasota County School Board has been generous to the Carefree Learner program and makes it possible for 7th grade middle school classes to participate for free. The Carefree Learner program is managed by Dr. Megan Ehlers, a Marine Biologist from Sarasota High School. Dr. Ehlers also guides the Sarasota County School children on the Carefree Learner trips.