Special Needs Day set at Biophilia Center

Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center will host its second “Special Needs in Nature Day,” a sensory friendly event for individuals on the Autism spectrum, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 8 in Freeport. If you have someone in your family with special needs, join in activities that will be focused to engage people with predominantly the Autism and Asperger spectrums.

This event provides an opportunity for people with special needs to connect with nature. Several of the wildlife species at the Biophilia Center have special needs (i.e., may be missing a limb or an eye), so there is a natural connection. 

The activities will include the interactive exhibit hall, turtle and bird presentations, marine and aquatic touch tanks, World of Wonder presentations (a digital experience of planet earth), Alaqua Animal Refuge Petting animals, performances by Reid Soria from Autism Sings, gardening and guided hikes along a handicap accessible trail. 

There is no admission fee for this Special Needs in Nature event; however, food will be available for purchase. Advance registration is strongly encouraged to aid in the Center’s preparation for attendance numbers. If you plan to attend, please visit https://www.eowilsoncenter.org/public-events/special-needs-in-nature.



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