Educational Opportunities

Student Opportunities

Nature Reforestation Project (Volunteering)

Help us plant FL native species to complete the reforestation at W.P. Franklin South, to provide habitat restoration and educational opportunities for the local community. All are welcome! Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. Contact us at (863) 840-8598 or email [email protected]

Cybersecurity Program

CyberStart America is a free cybersecurity program for high school students, with more than 200 fun-to-play puzzles. Uncover your hidden talent for cybersecurity, develop useful skills, and compete for awards and cyber scholarships. Learn more by viewing the "Could you be a Cybersecurity Superhero?" flyer and register today.

Leave the Scene Clean Art Contest

What: Students will visualize a correct environmental action and transfer that mental picture into a work of art.
Deadline: April
Information and application for the Leave the Scene Clean Art Contest.

Everglades Wonder Garden

What: An Environmental Learning Center with the mission to be a botanical, environmental, educational, and wildlife resource for the greater Southwest Florida community.
Volunteers Needed: Help develop class kits that can be borrowed without cost.
More Information: Beth Hagan, Ph.D,[email protected] or 239-947-8085
Where: Everglades Wonder Gardens, 27180 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Young American Poetry Digest!

What: Showcase student poetry in the current edition of the Young American Poetry Digest!.
Who: Students in grades kindergarten through 12.
Learn More: Young poets

Educational Opportunities

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Future Leaders

Rotary Club
What: Rotary's programs are developing the next generation of leaders, providing funding to make the world a better place, and making peace a priority. Our programs are not just for club members. Learn how you can make a difference in your community through Rotary.
Learn More: Rotary Club


Alliance for The Arts
What: Consider any of the affordable workshops or classes and jump-start your creativity. With over 200 classes from Instructed Life Drawing to Fine Art Acrylics, improv to a guitar lesson, our diverse collection of classes for all ages and abilities ensure you'll never stop learning.
Where: 10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Learn More: Alliance for the Arts

Babcock Ranch Eco-Tour
What: 90-minute tour of the Babcock Ranch, traveling through four different eco-systems, learn about the history, wildlife, and flora as well as a chance to see the raw, natural beauty of local Florida.
Where: 8502 FL-31, Punta Gorda, FL 33982
Learn More: 1-800-500-5583 or [email protected]

What: Teach others how to effectively produce enough food to meet the needs of families and communities.
Learn More: ECHO

Edison & Ford Winter Estates
When: Ongoing Educational Programs
Where: Edison & Ford Winter Estates
What: Students of all ages may participate in various educational programs at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.
Learn More: Edison Ford Estates Education

Homeschool P.E.
What: Provides homeschool children ages 5-18 all the benefits of an athletic curriculum under the guidelines of professional instructions in a safe environment.
Who: SAINTS of Florida
When: Sessions vary during the year.
Learn More: Saints of Florida

Homeschool P.E.
Where: Sky Zone, Fort Myers
Learn More: Sky Zone

IMAG History & Science Center
When: Ongoing Educational Programs
Learn More: IMAG

MOTE Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
What: Explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable working labs, and interactive exhibits.
Where: 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
Learn More: MOTE

Sanibel Pottery
What: Summer classes are now forming for homeschool students who want to develop the method and technique to grow in the medium of clay.
More Information: Contact Sanibel Pottery, 239-565-3306

Sanibel Sea School
What: Sanibel Sea School is dedicated to teaching children about marine ecosystems, plants, land, ocean, and weather. In addition to the standard programs, Sanibel Sea School works with many homeschool groups to design curriculum-based field trips and lessons. They also provide summer camps and scholarships.
Learn More: Sanibel Sea School

Shaker's Acres
What: A family-run hobby Farm, with a focus on raising happy animals for happy eggs, milk and meat.   With a background in education, we most enjoy sharing our love of animals and art with the local community through classes on and off the Farm. Join us for an Art class or plan your own special event in our unique outdoor Farm setting.
Learn More: Shakers Acres

Shell Factory & Nature Park
The Shell Factory offers guided tours of their Nature Park. Included are opportunities for the Eco Lab, Touch Center, Petting Farm, and Dinosaur Park.
Contact: Pam Plummer @ 239-995-2141 ext 116

Southern Fresh Farms
What: Agriculture Park featuring flowers, hydroponic operation, barnyard animals, and playground.
Learn More: Southern Fresh Farms

Southwest Florida Autism Spectrum Homeschool Elective Program
What: Help supplement your family's homeschooling curriculum. Weekly lessons focus on various countries in our world including STEM; Art/Improv; Social Studies.
Cost: per session (Gardiner Scholarship accepted)
Where: Family Initiative Office (730 SW 4th Street, Unit 6, Cape Coral, FL 33991)
More Information: 239-910-0712

GED and ESOL Classes

Registration Links online at Adult and Career Education site

Lifelong Learning Classes are posted on our website throughout the year. Questions? Please call 239-939-6310