Students in fourth and seventh grades who visit the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center learn about the natural environment through interpretive exhibits as well as an extensive trail system through natural areas undergoing ecological restoration on the nature preserve. By offering four days of curriculum that coincides with the Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and the National Common Core Standards, our young citizens have a better understanding and knowledge for science portions of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). While promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) subjects, students are provided opportunities for inquiry, investigation and innovation.
The Walton County School District considers our facility 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 E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center educates 6,500 students in a 6 county area and averages more than 140 students every school day. In addition, we are open to the general public on select days, providing a variety of environmental presentations.