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E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center

Joined in August 2019

About Us

The E. O. Wilson Biophilia Center, located in Freeport, Florida, provides free environmental education to Walton, Okaloosa, Bay, Holmes, and Washington County students with a concentration in STEM subjects. The surrounding five local school districts consider the Biophilia Center to be an extension of their classroom, as we are their science education project-based learning facility – the place where schooling becomes applicable. Each year, the Biophilia Center educates over 6,000 students in a five-county area and averages more than 100 students every school day.

Students who visit the Biophilia Center learn about the natural environment through interpretive exhibits as well as an extensive trail system through our 55,000 acre nature preserve, Nokuse Plantation. The Biophilia Center’s curriculum coincides with Florida's education standards. While promoting STEM subjects, students are provided opportunities for inquiry, investigation, and innovation by gaining a better understanding and knowledge of their natural surroundings. 

In addition to educating schoolchildren and the public, the Biophilia Center recently expanded with the addition of an overnight summer camp program – Camp Longleaf.

The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center operates under the auspices of Nokuse Education, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

The E. O. Wilson Biophilia Center, located in Freeport, Florida, provides free environmental education to Walton, Okaloosa, Bay, Holmes, and Washington County students with a concentration in STEM subjects. The surrounding five local school…

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  • Children & Youth
  • Education
  • Environment & Sustainability

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