Florida Gulf Coast University Student Completes Service-Learning Project about Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

The Immokalee resident visited the Sanctuary as an elementary student. It left a lasting impression.

Elvis Velasquez is a junior majoring in Entrepreneurship at Florida Gulf Coast University. He reached out to us in the fall after learning that, as part of his University Colloquium class, he needed to complete a service-learning project for a nonprofit, not-for-profit, or government organization working to address some aspect of sustainability. 

As it turned out, this Immokalee resident has a deep connection to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, first fostered on a field trip to the Sanctuary as a fourth grader attending Pinecrest Elementary School. 

"I am intrigued by the beautiful side of nature and the many ways organizations have tried to make a positive impact on the environment," says Elvis, who offered his skills in music production and photo/videography for a project that focuses on the importance of preserving our environment for future generations. 

We are pleased to share the result of his project here, with the hope that he inspires others like him to do more to protect special places that remain in Southwest Florida. We look forward to seeing Elvis accomplish even more as he finishes college and finds new ways to use the skills and life lessons learned.

Elvis Velasquez's production, Visiting Corkscrew Swamp Left a Lasting Impression.

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