Guest Speaker at Florida Gulf Coast University

Guest Speaker at Florida Gulf Coast University

Last week I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker for a Marine Systems Class at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU).  The focus was on a chapter called the “Dynamic Shoreline” and I was happy to be able share some of the pictures I have taken on the dynamic shoreline of Cayo Costa Island.  I was able to provide first hand knowledge of how the shoreline changes with the wind, water and waves through various pictures I have taken over the past 20 years. I enjoyed reviewing old notes, papers and books on Cayo Costa in preparation for this college class.  Hopefully the students gained some knowledge and enjoyed my presentation as much as I did.
Brian Holaway

I have been a Shelling Guide to Cayo Costa State Park since 1995. Many people know me as the Shelling Guide and Captain with Captiva Cruises over the past 20 years. In 2016 I began solely offering private small boat charters to the islands of Pine Island Sound including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Pine Island and North Captiva. I am a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast and passionate about the history, people and culture of Southwest Florida, especially Cayo Costa. I volunteer as a member of Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and have great respect for the heritage of Cayo Costa. My goal is to provide guests with an overall experience and appreciation for the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history and people of this unique area of Southwest Florida.

  • Kathy H
    Posted at 09:05h, 08 October

    What a neat opportunity!

  • Cindy Senkar
    Posted at 15:17h, 09 October

    Sure wish Jackie, Kathy and I could have attended. I'm sure you've seen a lot of change over 20 years.

  • Gail Douglas
    Posted at 01:01h, 10 October

    What a great experience to be able to share your knowledge with the next generation. Wish I was there to hear you. See you in Nov!

  • Susan
    Posted at 02:02h, 12 October

    Probably not lots of Latin but dang cool nonetheless! Way to go Brian. 🙂

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 02:11h, 12 October

    It was a lot of fun going over information and photos I had not looked at in over a decade. Susan, as far as the latin I brushed up on some(pun intended) and have a new species I am working on. I was hoping to get conformation when I was at FGCU. But it looks like it will have to wait till I can get back down to the campus.