The final field trip of the class was to Lover’s Key in Bonita Springs. Lover’s Key is one of four islands – Black Key, Inner Key, Long Key, and Lover’s Key – that are connected by various bridges. Lover’s Key is a barrier island, which is an island that runs adjacent to coast and protects… Continue reading Pick me up at the beach when you’re done
In class we were each given a presentation topic from our main textbook. My group was given an excerpt from Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, with the task of explaining our section to the rest of the class. As a marine science major, I have been introduced to Carson’s Silent Spring, but I learned that many… Continue reading My hero: Rachel Carson
In class we have discussed Lester Brown’s book Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization. In it, Brown discusses ways that we can help make the planet more livable and sustainable – from building better cities, to growing more food and dealing with climate change. In my time at FGCU, I have taken a class… Continue reading Green space? Who needs green space?
Today’s field trip was to the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. For those of you who don’t know, a slough is an interconnection of two rivers, which often causes a swamp-like area. The water in the slough is slow moving because the area of Southwest Florida is flat. During the dry season that is virtually… Continue reading A Trip into the Land of Inspirational Quotes
When I signed up for this course, I was pretty much prepared to be bored the whole time. I had heard bits and pieces from my friends who’d taken the class, but their reviews left a lot to be desired. I was told to take the class during the summer because it would be drier… Continue reading Was it worth it?
The Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization (ECHO) is a non-profit organization that works to teach people around the world about small farming and sustainability. Their global education farm is located in Fort Myers, but they have three other impact centers around the world – Arusha in Tanzania, Ouagadougou in Ethiopia, and Bangkok in Thailand. (A map… Continue reading But why is the food always gone?
This week’s class took us to Downtown Fort Myers for an educational journey into the city’s past. Since I’m new to the area, and don’t have that much time to explore, it was cool for me to see where the city all kind of started. Yes, it’s different today than it was 100 years ago,… Continue reading Take me Downtown!