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The Case for a COMMUNITY WILDLIFE CENTER

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One of the greatest challenges to be faced in the sustainability of wild things and wild places is finding ways to make our natural environment directly meaningful to people. This is especially true in our expanding suburbs and urban areas, where people are rapidly losing contact with nature. Even more critical is providing factual, unbiased information to the thousands of new residents who annually make Florida their home. One way in which we can help people develop a greater sense of their relationship to the natural world is to provide them with a place where they can interpret what they see, hear, and feel in the outdoors.

The vision for the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center is an evolution and expansion of the current Treasure Coast Wildlife Hospital. It is not a zoo exhibiting caged animals, nor is it a museum displaying inanimate materials, although it incorporates elements of both. Rather, it is to be viewed as a cultural resource, available to students, artists, photographers, and the public at large, as well as those with specific interests in wild things or wild areas. The Center will specialize in exhibiting live, native plants and animals as they are actually seen in nature, and interpreting the natural environment for the enjoyment and edification of visitors. Situated in the heart of the Treasure Coast, where there already exists a high level of environmental awareness, this facility will serve public needs and enhance the prestige of the entire community.

The Wildlife Center is being designed to attract new visitors and to encourage others to return often, through dynamic exhibits and interpretive programs. It will serve all ages and segments of the community: students and teachers, clubs and civic groups, business and community leaders, families, seniors, and south Florida visitors.

The Wildlife Center will be a source of community pride, as important as an arts center, a museum, or a school. Indeed, it will include all of those elements, providing educational, scientific, cultural, and recreational benefits to the community, while helping to instill far-reaching values. Like other cultural institutions, it will attract new residents, businesses, and industries. It will help to build a sense of community, and an increased awareness that the community is a model place to live and work.

Most importantly, the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center is insurance that present and future generations of young people can learn to understand their natural heritage, and develop the attitudes and beliefs that are necessary if south Florida’s living and nonliving resources are to be preserved.

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

Download the Case Statement for the new Center, including the complete vision for its development