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Office of Undergraduate Studies
Edwards 214
(239) 745-4210
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565

Sarah Davis
University Colloquium Coordinator
Phone: (239) 590-7679
Email: sdavis@fgcu.edu

 

 

Field Trip Directions

 
 
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples

Left on Ben Hill Griffin Parkway to Corkscrew Road.  Corkscrew Road to I-75 South.  I-75 South to exit 111.  Turn east (left) on County Road 846  (Immokalee Road).  Go 16 miles.  Turn left on Sanctuary Road.  This road will dead end  at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.  We will meet at the front entrance.

Fort Myers Beach Historic Cottage and Matanzas Pass Preserve

Bay Road, Fort Myers Beach

From I-75, take Exit 131.  Follow Daniels Parkway west to Six Mile Cypress Parkway, then turn left.  Follow Six Mile Cypress, crossing U.S. 41, and continue to Summerlin. Turn left on Summerlin and follow it to San Carlos Boulevard. Turn left on San Carlos Boulevard. Follow San Carlos Boulevard over Matanzas Pass Sky Bridge onto Fort Myers Beach.  Follow Estero Boulevard south for approximately 1 to 1.5 miles to Bay Road.  Fort Myers Beach Library (a two-story glass enclosed building) will be on the left-hand corner.  Follow road to dead end.  Estero Island Historic Cottage parking lot is small so please park along road or in front of Beach Elementary School.

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Downtown Fort Myers

Three Friends Fountain, Centennial Park, First Street

You can get to Centennial Park from either Northbound or Southbound U.S. 41 by getting off and heading south at the right-hand exit ramp to Downtown Fort Myers.  Take an immediate right onto West First Street and Centennial Park will be on your left.  Turn left on Heitman Street and under the bridge for parking.

From the South:  from U.S. 41 heading North get off the Downtown Fort Myers exit ramp before you get on the bridge (St. Francis church is on your right).  Cross the intersection bearing right onto Main Street, one block and then left on Heitman to the Park.

From I-75 take exit 141, State Road 80/Palm Beach Boulevard.  Head west for 4.5 miles into downtown Fort Myers.  Turn right on Bay Street which dead ends at Centennial Park.

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ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization)

17391 Durrance Road, North Fort Myers

FROM THE NORTH:  From I-75 take Exit 143 (State Route 78) and turn left (head east).  (There is a sign saying "North Fort Myers Exit" way before route 78.  Do not take that exit.)  In exactly 1.1 miles you will see the ECHO sign at a road that only goes left.  (The name of the road is Durrance, but the sign is easier to see.)  ECHO is 0.2 miles down that road on the left.

FROM THE SOUTH:  From I-75 take Exit 143 (Route 78) and turn right (head east).  In exactly 1.1 miles you will see the ECHO sign at a road that only goes left.  (The name of the road is Durrance, but the sign is easier to see.)  ECHO is 0.2 miles down that road on the left.