E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center
The center is an environmental facility serving students, teachers and professional audiences. The center is 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. As such, it is the perfect place to educate students on the importance of biodiversity and to encourage conservation, preservation and restoration. 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.
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".
Each year, the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center educates 5,200 students in a 5 county area and averages more than 100 students every school day. In addition, we are open to the general public on select days, providing a variety of environmental presentations.
E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is supported solely by donations. Your contribution insures that we are able to continue educating the next generation. Thank you so much for your consideration.
The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is located 6 miles west of 81 in Bruce and 4 miles east of 331 in Freeport on Hwy 20.
Please call 850-835-1824 or see website www.eowilsoncenter.org or Facebook page for more information.