Building bridges of hope for wildlife and the natural world with education, research, awareness, and kindness.
Established in 2000, FGCU’s international “Wings of Hope” is a non-profit organization that connects students through the life of the endangered Florida panther. This nationally and state awarded environmental education program is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Integrated Studies as an integral part of general education and service learning. Programs combine academic standards with STEM learning activities for learners to participate free of charge.
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On Campus Programs
FGCU’s “Florida Panther Posse” program focuses on teaching students about Florida panthers, wildlife and their habitat.
In Panther Habitat
FGCU's "Hiking Adventure" program leads students through CREW Land and Water Trust hiking trails to connect with the natural world.
Live Online Programs
FGCU's "Planet Posse" program brings the "Florida Panther Posse" to classrooms across the globe through live, online presentations.
In the news
FGCU's "Wings of Hope" engages with community partners and environmental agencies through various projects, events and programs.
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