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FGCU students enrolled in Environmental Humanities, are trained to co-present the
"Florida Panther Posse" program to the 4th and 5th grade students. This program empowers both college and elementary students with the
opportunity make positive change for a more sustainable world through education, research,
awareness and kindness for the natual world.
FGCU’s “Florida Panther Posse” program focuses on teaching 4th and 5th grade students
about the Florida panther, wildlife and their habitat.
In return, some schools participate in our voluntary "Pennies for Panthers" fundraiser.
Funds collected help purchase and maintain the program's wildlife cameras. Images
are shared with environmental organizations, wildlife biologists, and all participating
schools for research and awareness.
FGCU students train and present information on four Florida wildlife challenges: Natural
History, Research, Panther Kittens, and Wildlife Classification and Tracks. All activities
and materials implement academic standards and STEM learning.
This program takes place on FGCU’s campus in our Florida panther themed classroom.
This location provides exciting hands-on learning activities for students. When requested,
“Wings of Hope” staff provide a guided bus tour of the campus to highlight…,
Education is the key to fulfill our promise of “Never Say Goodbye” to wildlife we
depend on. Therefore, the challenge to educate others isn’t over after the program.
Both elementary and college students educate others about what they learned. This
educates an additional 10,000 people every year about Florida panthers, how to co-exist
with wildlife, and to respect the natural world.