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Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education

Connecting People, Nature, and Society

Improving the health and well-being of communities and our planet through environmental know-how, access to outdoor learning, and expanding the conversation for policy-making.


Other Educational Outreach for Options

Panther Posse

I Spy Nature at My Home Habitat! Engaging elementary students & families to observe the natural world in our own backyards Activity Booklet.

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Protecting our water, land, wildlife and future.

Events & Outreach

  • 6th Annual Meeting of the Environmental Alliance of Southwest Florida

  • Annual Terry Tempest Williams Student Dialogue

  • Annual Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Series

The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education works toward realizing the dream of a sustainable and peaceful future for Earth through scholarship, education, and action. The Center advances understanding and achievement of the goals of environmental and sustainability education through innovative educational research methods, emergent eco-pedagogies, and educational philosophy and practice based on an ethics of care and sustainability. The Center seeks to elevate the environmental mission of Florida Gulf Coast University and serve the University community, the local community of the Western Everglades and Barrier Islands, and the wider community of scholars.

  • Community Impact

  • Board Members

Student Dialogue

Support the Center

Your donation helps train teachers in environmental education, get kids outside through experiential learning, and provide outreach to the community. Together we can build a healthy and prosperous environmental future through learning, self-discovery, problem-solving and decision-making for a just and sustainable world. One important step each of us can take today....go outside and enjoy nature!

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Director, CESE/Assoc Professor
Office: Emerging Technologies Institut ETI - 112G
Phone: 239-745-4571