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Pizza by the Sea will be having a fundraiser October 14th. When you place your order at either Watercolor or Gulf Place locations just say “BIOPHILIA” and we will donate 20% of your order total to South Walton’s E. O. Wilson Biophilia center.
The center is planning on bringing a few of their animals to our Gulf Place location so bring the kids. More information on this to follow.
If you are unfamiliar with the center here is a little information about them from their website’s FAQ page:
We are the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, a 501(c)(3) environmental education center.
The Biophilia Center educates, on average, 100 students a day in fourth and seventh grades, Monday through Friday. Students visit the Center FREE of CHARGE for either two or four day programs that are filled with over twenty different environmental science lessons.
The core mission of the E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center is to educate students and visitors on the importance of biodiversity, to promote sustainability, and to encourage conservation, preservation, and restoration of ecosystems.
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.
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.
You can find out more about the center by visiting their website: www.eowilsoncenter.org