C.W. Roberts donated and installed a chipped asphalt trail at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center.  The loop trail is a third of a mile in length through a Hammock area, featuring an up-close look at the Center’s Birds of Prey and soon-to-be-added special needs tortoise pen. Stations with informational panels will be installed in the near future. 

The trail was used Oct. 19 when the Center hosted a “Special Needs in Nature Day.”  Activities were focused to engage people with special needs and provide an opportunity for them to connect with nature. Attendants came from Emerald Coast Autism Society, Silver Sands School, Horizons, ARC, Wounded Warriors, Fischer House and Sacred Heart. 

Both the general public and students who may have limitations can more easily enjoy nature on this paved trail.

“We are so thankful that C.W. Roberts has enabled us to provide these nature experiences to a more diverse group of people,” said Christy Scally of the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center.  

 “We are just so happy to help,” said Darryl Carpenter of C.W. Roberts.