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Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education

Student Resources


The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education seeks to provide opportunities for students from across the campus to engage in scholarly activity, teaching, and service related to environmental and sustainability education. Student assistants at the Center play an important role in helping to accomplish our research and scholarly activity.

We provide the following information as a resource for students interested in environmental and sustainability education. The Center is affiliated with these organizations formally and informally.

Earth Charter Youth Initiative

The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all peoples a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the human family and the larger living world. The Earth Charter Youth Initiative is a network of enthusiastic young people who work with the Earth Charter.

For more information, visit or e-mail the International Youth Coordinator at

Orion Grassroots Network

The Orion Grassroots Network is a network of environmental and community organizations in North America . Network member organizations are recognized in their communities as leaders in the fields of conservation, restoration, education, democracy, justice, health, and economics. The Orion Grassroots Network connects the full diversity of groups involved in social and environmental movements, and occasionally engages them in coordinated campaigns on regional, national, and global issues. In addition, Orion Grassroots Network maintains a database of internships and paid positions in the areas of conservation, restoration, education, democracy, justice, health, and economics.

For more information, visit

National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Program

Since its founding in 1989, Campus Ecology has become a leading conservation program in higher education. The program is helping to transform the nation's college campuses into living models of an ecologically sustainable society, train a new generation of environmental leaders, ensure a strong future for America's environmental movement, and support and promote positive and practical conservation projects on campus and beyond. NWF Campus Ecology offers funding for projects, fellowships, and internships to interested students. Center Director Peter Blaze Corcoran sits on the National Wildlife Federation board of advisors, and is happy to assist FGCU students interested in the Campus Ecology program.

For more information, visit

Service Learning Opportunities

If you are interested in earning service learning hours or participating in community service related to environmental and sustainability education, the Center can help you be in touch with any of the following Southwest Florida groups that are always seeking volunteers.

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928
Telephone: 239-992-0311

ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization)
17391 Durrance Road
North Fort Myers, Florida 33917
Telephone: 239-543-3246

CREW Land and Water Trust
23998 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928
Telephone: 239-657-2253

J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
1 Wildlife Drive
Sanibel, Florida 33957
Telephone: 239-472-1100

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road
Sanibel, Florida 33957
Telephone: 239-472-2329

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
375 Sanctuary Road West
Naples, FL 34120
Telephone: 239-348-9151

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida‎
1450 Merrihue Dr,
Naples, FL 34102
Telephone: (239) 262-0304

Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge
Immokalee, FL 34142
Telephone: (239) 658-6163

Shy Wolf Sanctuary‎
1161 27th St SW,
Naples, FL 34117
Telephone: (239) 455-1698

Rookery Bay
Marco Island, FL 34140
Telephone: (239) 530-5940

Florida Gulf Coast University Food Forest
On Campus
To contact visit: