About The Water School

Faculty Research Experience Translates Directly to Students

The Water School uses a holistic approach that focuses on the environmental sciences but also draws in the social sciences, health sciences, business and engineering.

Meet The Water School's Faculty & Staff

What is The Water School?

The Water School exemplifies FGCU's tradition of service-learning and civic engagement while building on two decades of proven academic excellence in water-related research and initiatives and in business, health, engineering and outreach expertise.

Another key facet: partnership and cooperation across disciplines within the university and beyond campus. We’re committed to maintaining and growing affiliations.

Our Facilities

The Water School has offsite research facilities at the Vester Field Station (pictured) and at the Kapnick Center at the Naples Botanical Garden.

We also partner with the Bangor University in Wales and the Université de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest, France.

Explore The Water School's centers & research institutes  

Vester Field Station


Funding secured


Refereed presentations


Scientific publications


Local advisory boards

Boats on the water

Our Regional Partners

  • Conservancy of Southwest Florida
  • Naples Botanical Garden
  • Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation Marine Lab
  • Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve
  • South Florida Water Management District
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Contact Us

The Water School

10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965

Phone: 800-590-3428

Email: thewaterschool@fgcu.edu

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