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Dine for the Pines to benefit E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center

Posted on Sep 01, 2013 in Benefit , September-October 2013

The E. O. Wilson Biophilia Center offers an education on bio-diversity in its Freeport facility. Photo courtesy E. O. Wilson Biophilia Center

The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, an educational nature center in Freeport which educates students and visitors on the importance of biodiversity, promotes sustainability and encourages conservation, preservation and restoration of ecosystems, is hosting a fundraiser for area student programs and the preservation of Longleaf pine trees at Bud & Alley’s Sunday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 9 pm. 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. 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 five-county area offering programs for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) 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, or $25 at the door and includes hors d’ouevres, a taco bar and a cash bar. For further information, visit, or call (850) 835-1824.