Leading the way toward solutions
The comprehensive nature of The Water School at FGCU allows us to focus on key areas critical to our water-driven world: climate change, natural resources, ecosystem health and well-being, restoration and remediation.
With 400 acres of protected habitat and LEED-certified buildings, FGCU is an environmental lab with sustainability at the core of its mission. Our award-winning initiatives in education, energy production, research and sustainable practices make us one of the nation's greenest campuses - the perfect place to develop The Water School at FGCU.
Academic Programs within The Water School:
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Ecology & Environmental Studies
The Department of Ecology & Environmental Studies offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs focused on the environment.Connect with the Department
Marine & Earth Sciences
The Department of Marine & Earth Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs focusing on coastal environment & geology.connect with the department
Centers & Research Institutes
The Centers & Institutes within The Water School play an important role in research and outreach in our local community.explore
What is the Water School?
The FGCU Water School has a significant impact on Southwest Florida and the entire region. One critical role is to inform and educate the FGCU community. Watch the video to learn how students and faculty put their experience to work.
Distinguishing FGCU as a leader in water
Located in the midst of Florida's complex freshwater and saltwater systems, The Water School is uniquely positioned to explore water-based issues. The health of waterways impacts surrounding ecosystems, regional and state economies and people who rely on water for life and leisure. By taking a leadership role in this vital arena, FGCU acts as a catalyst for change in our community and throughout the world.
Explore the Foundational information of how The Water School came to be
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