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Dine for the Pines at Bud & Alley’s Sep 8

August 26, 2013 by SoWal Staff

All are invited to come out to one of SoWal's best dining spots to have a great time in support of education and conservation. The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is hosting a fundraiser for area student programs, and the preservation of Longleaf pine trees, to be held at Bud & Alley’s from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sep 8. 

Created by conservationist M.C. Davis, the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center sits on 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.

The Center has 31,000 square feet of environmentally-friendly interactive exhibits, classrooms and a theater. More than 21,000 students have visited the center in the last four years from the surrounding 5-county area, offering programs for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. The center, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, relies primarily on public donations for 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 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.


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