Our second Colloquium field trip was to Downtown Fort Myers. We were originally supposed to go to Fort Myers Waste Management, but they cancelled on us last minute. I was really happy because I was so disappointed when I found out we wouldn't be going to Downtown Fort Myers on one of our field trips.
To be completely honest, this was one of the BEST experiences I've ever had in a class at FGCU. The field trip was so much fun, and while it wasn't directly related to the environment, it was very educational.
We split into groups of three and we each had a different task to complete. Ours was to learn about the businesses in the area. Other topics were to learn about the nature/wildlife, to learn about the economy and it's effect on the area, to learn how the businesses use media to advertise, and one group even learned about architecture. Our group walked around and talked to businesses about how the construction in the area has effected business. Needless to say, it was eye opening, and I learned a lot about Downtown that I never knew.
Now that the construction is pretty much done, the area looks absolutely beautiful! It's really sad that the area is so empty because it's such a great area!
Downtown Fort Myers: