Homeschool Programs

Spring 2018

At the 4-H Tidelands Nature Center we encourage learning by doing. Our enthusiastic educators encourage excitement and wonder of the natural world. Jekyll’s pristine natural environment is the perfect setting for a one of a kind educational experience.

Our Homeschool Days are open to all school age students. Programs run select Fridays from February to April (generally the second and fourth Friday of each month). Programs run from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and are $10 per person (children AND adults). Students can participate in a single day or sign up for multiple programs. We accept cash or check.

Classes are conducted rain or shine, so please make sure your students are dressed appropriately for the outdoors. At least one parent should attend class with your child/children (or make arrangements for another parent who is also attending to be responsible for your child). Most classes have a 30 participant maximum, so registration is strongly suggested.

For more information or to sign up, please email Megan Makstenieks or Corinne Zelie or call (912) 635-5032. For program dates and themes, please see below or download our Homeschool Spring 2018 Schedule.

February 23rd – Fish Facts – Join us for a fishing adventure and learn all about fish. Help dissect a fish and learn about its anatomy and adaptations. Then try to catch some fish of your own using provided fishing rods and bait in the Tidelands pond.

March 9th – Super Sharks – Come learn about sharks! Get up close by assisting with a dogfish shark dissection. Learn all about this top predator and its importance to the ocean.

March 23rd – Coastal Study – Compare and contrast the north end of the island to the south. Learn about the processes of accretion and erosion, human impacts on the beach, and environmental issues on our coast. What role can you play in protecting our coast?

April 13th – Marsh Explorers – Explore the muddy marsh as we learn about what animals and plants live there. Get to know why the salt marsh is one of the most productive ecosystems on earth. Climb into our canoes and paddle around the pond to observe the marsh wildlife. Waiver forms must be signed. Registration required.

April 27th – Jekyll Island Birding Safari – Join us on a safari of Jekyll Island using binoculars to identify birds. We will learn how to use a field guide and binoculars as we visit bird hotspots around the island. We will look at adaptations and behaviors of birds. Binoculars will be provided.