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 from 62 schools 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.