Wings of Hope

Wings of Hope logoBuilding bridges of hope for wildlife and the natural world with education, research and awareness.

Established in 2000, FGCU’s “Wings of Hope” environmental education program connects 450 university students with 5,000 elementary students each year through the life of the Florida black bear and endangered Florida panther. This nationally and state awarded program is housed in the Department of Integrated Studies and is an integral part of general education and service learning.


Kids in the Pather Posse Classroom

Learn more about the Wings of Hope Program

Director "Mrs. Ricky" Pires Reed Hall (second floor)
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965 
Phone: (239) 777-1108



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