FGCU Alert

The University Police Department is conducting a multi-agency training exercise with a simulator that portrays the sound of gunshots from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in Biscayne Hall, part of FGCU’s South Village Residence Hall. Please avoid the area. This is not an emergency. If you have a concern, contact UPD dispatch at (239) 590-1900.

The Water School Centers

Explore The Water School's Centers and Research Institutes

Each of these Centers focus on expanding Undergraduate and Graduate students' educational and hands-on research in each of their respective fields. They bring together faculty from all disciplines and colleges within the University to work together on complex, topical and comprehensive issues.

Center for Environment & Society

The center trains teachers in outdoor education, gets students outside through experiential learning, and implements strategic partnerships. Together we can build a healthy and prosperous environmental future through learning, self-discovery, problem-solving and decision-making for a sustainable world.

Limnology lab at FGCU

Everglades Wetland Research Park

Everglades Wetland Research Park

Working with the Naples Botanical Garden, we have developed the Kapnick Center, a joint-use facility for teaching, research and outreach located at the garden. The facility is home to FGCU’s Everglades Wetland Research Park, whose faculty, staff and students focus on restoration science through ecological engineering.

Vester Field Station

In 2007, Norm and Nancy Vester donated more than $1 million to FGCU, which enabled the university to buy the Bonita Beach Plantation Resort. Today, the facility serves as an easy-access point to Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and is an important base of operations for studies of Southwest Florida’s coastal and watershed habitats. It’s used by FGCU faculty and students, as well as researchers from throughout Florida and the U.S. The Field Station is also responsible for Kimberly's Reef, off the Florida Gulf Coast.

Vester Field Station