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Tour of Florida Gulf Coast University

From February 23, 2018 14:00 until February 23, 2018 17:00
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ITINERARY FOR MARCO ISLAND SHELL CLUB TOUR February 23, 2018--*Directions to the Sugden Welcome Center and Emergent Technologies Institute are included below. 

2:00 to 2:10 p.m.     Club members arrive independently. Parking will be at the Sugden Welcome Center.  Claire Gorman and Tifarah Pardue will meet group inside the Welcome Center and drive guests on golf carts to destinations on campus.  Please be punctual to avert delays to the entire group.  

2:20 to 3:20 p.m.      Arrive Seidler Hall lobby:  Tour of Seidler Hall laboratories will be provided by Dr. Greg Tolley, Professor of Marine Science and Department Chair Marine and Ecological Sciences.                                      


3:30 to 3:45 p.m.                  Return to the Sugden Welcome Center and individual vehicles. 

3:45 to 4:00 p.m.                  Club members drive their individual vehicles to FGCU’s Emergent Technologies Institute (ETI) located off of Alico Road: 16301 Innovation Lane Fort Myers, FL  33913. Drive is approximately 10 minutes. Club members will be met in the parking lot by Claire Gorman and Tifarah Pardue. 

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.                  Tour of the Emergent Technologies Institute provided by Dr. John Woolschlager, Backe Chair and Director of the ETI.   

5:00 pm                                  Club members depart for home.


Driving Directions to FGCU 

FGCU from the south: 

  • Take Interstate 75 north to Exit 123 (Corkscrew Road)
  • Turn right (east) and drive for one-half mile
  • Turn left (north) on Ben Hill Griffin Parkway then drive 3 miles
  • Turn right at the stop light at the main FGCU entrance
  • Shortly after the Information Booth take the first right to the Sugden Welcome Center. Park in the parking lot on the side of the building and proceed to the Welcome Center Lobby. Claire and Tifarah will be waiting to escort you to Seidler Hall via golf carts.

 Driving Directions to the FGCU Emergent Technologies Institute 

From FGCU’s campus: 

  • Drive North on Ben Hill Griffin
  • Turn right (East) onto Alico Road
  • Drive 2 miles on Alico
  • You should see Airport Haul Rd. Go past Airport Haul Road and make a left at the next street, Innovation Lane.