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Florida SouthWestern State College Hosts Pop-Up Adventure Play

Oct 16, 2019

 OCTOBER 16, 2019 – FORT MYERS, FLA. – Florida SouthWestern State College’s (FSW) School of Education will host Pop-Up Adventure Play from 1-4 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Practice Field (across from the Lockmiller Child Care Center) on the FSW Thomas Edison Campus, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers. Pop-Up Adventure Play is free and open to children of all ages.

“At Pop-Up Play, children are invited to play however they wish with everyday materials that can be used in many different ways, such as cardboard boxes, paper towel tubes and art materials,” said Dr. Julia Kroeker, professor of Early Childhood Education at FSW. “These materials are open-ended and have limitless possibilities; a box could be a racecar, a castle or a slide.”

“Child-directed play has numerous benefits for children in all areas of development, including fostering problem-solving and communication skills, physical development, creativity and more,” Dr. Kroeker said. “When children choose what and how to play, they are motivated by their own interests to learn and grow.” 

Preregistration is recommended. For more information or to register, contact Dr. Kroeker at (239) 489-9382 or email


Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Florida’s largest and most affordable institution of higher education. Annually serving nearly 22,000 students globally, FSW offers a variety of nationally-ranked, career-focused academic programs with two- and four-year degrees and professional certifications, several with 100 percent licensure pass and job placements rates. Study and travel abroad opportunities are available for students through FSW’s Center for International Education. Students are also active in clubs and programs catered to their interests. FSW will debuted its first Women’s Volleyball program in Fall 2019. Visit for more information.

Last Updated: October 16, 2019

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