Biophilia Center hosting fundraiser at Bud & Alley's

Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 05:06 PM.

"Opportunities such as those offered by the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center are essential in providing the hands-on experience that is so important in connecting children with the environment and with the science content," Dentzau told The Sun. "It represents that portion of the STEM initiative that is often missing in formal school programs, and what can be more important for us as a society than to connect our future leaders with environment that sustains us all?"

Programs offered by the Biophilia Center don't just get students out of school for a few days, they're providing education that teachers can build off of.

"When you factor in student interviews that were recorded five months or more after their last visit to the center, it is apparent that this information is durable and long-lasting," Dentzau said.

Supporting the Biophilia Center is more than just funding another non-profit; it plays an integral part in enriching education in surrounding schools. And just as the Center makes learning fun, the staff has been working for the past several months to provide an enjoyable fundraiser complete with music by Mark Harris, hors d’ouevres and taco bar, a short presentation with animals such as birds, turtles and snakes and a silent auction.

More than 25 items will be up for auction including an original painting by Allison Wickey, a two-night stay at WaterColor Inn, a round of golf for four at Camp Creek and jewelry from McCaskill & Company. Head over to Bud & Alley, Dine for the Pines and support the Biophilia Center .  Tickets may be purchased in advance at


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