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E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center

E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center’s mission is to educate students and visitors on the importance of biodiversity, to promote sustainability, and to encourage conservation, preservation, and restoration of ecosystems. Nestled in the Longleaf Pine ecosystem, which is considered the 6th most biodiverse area in the continental U.S. and less than 2% of it remains intact today, the Biophilia Center is an environmental facility serving students, teachers and professional audiences. 

Walton County conservationist and resident, M.C. Davis developed the E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center in 2009 on his 50,000 acre conservation land, Nokuse Plantation. The Center is named after and Davis dedicated to world renowned scientist Dr. Edward O. Wilson, who has made his life-long mission to educate the public about the importance of conserving the world's biodiversity. Dr. Wilson developed the term "biophilia" which literally means "the love of all living things".

This ecological "hot-spot" is available as a gathering place where local and regional scientists can conduct ecological research and  participate in symposia that disseminates this research to the public through the Florida Educational Channel. During the school year the Biophilia Center educates, on average, 100 students a day in fourth and seventh grades, Monday through Friday. During the summer months we provide and fun-filled learning experience with public museum days, animal encounters, summer day camps, guided trail hikes, and more!

To support the Biopilia Center: donate, become a monthly or annual patron (member) and come out to fundraising events! Donate today or visit Your support helps continue meaningful and educational programs and experiences for kids. Your membership will educate students, train teachers, feed and provide medical care for animal ambassadors.

The E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center is a non-profit environmental education center. The Biiphilia Center is located 6 miles west of 81 in Bruce and 4 miles east of 331 in Freeport on Hwy 20. To learn more, go to and visit E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center on Facebook.

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