The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is hosting a fundraiser for area student programs and the preservation of longleaf pine trees at Bud & Alley’s from 5 to 9 pm on Sunday, September 8. The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center.
Developed by conservationist, M.C. Davis, the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center sits on is a 53,000-acre land and wildlife conservation reserve named Nokuse Plantation located in Freeport. The Center is dedicated to world renowned scientist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Dr. Edward O. Wilson. To date, the Center, with 31,000 square feet of environmentally friendly interactive exhibits, classrooms and theater has taught over 21,000 students in the last four years from the surrounding 5-county area offering programs for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects. The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization as Nokuse Education, Inc., relies primarily on public donations for their environmental education programs and other facility support services.
The event will also include a silent auction and a short presentation with animals by the Center’s President, Christy Scally and The Center’s Director, Paul Arthur. Admission is $20 per person when you register to purchase a ticket on-line at www.dineforthepines.eventbrite.com, or $25 at the door and includes hors d’ouevres, a taco bar and a cash bar. For further information, visit www.eowilsoncenter.org, or call (850) 835-1824.
About E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center:
Located in on 53,000 acres in Freeport, Florida, the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is an educational nature center whose core mission is to educate students and visitors on the importance of biodiversity, promote sustainability and encourage conservation, preservation and restoration of ecosystems. The Center currently serves five schools districts and educated 6,500 students and over 4,000 visitors during 2012. The Biophilia Center has taught over 21,000 students in its first four years of operation.The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, relies primarily on public donations for their environmental education programs and other facility support services.