Homeschool Programs

 Homeschool Field Trip Fridays – Spring 2021


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 memorable educational experience.

Our Homeschool Days are open to all school-age students.  Programs are held every other Friday in April. Programs run from 10:30am-12:00pm and cost $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). Registration is required.

For more information or to sign up, please email Megan Makstenieks  ( or call 912-635-5032.  For program dates and themes, please see below or download our Home School Days- Spring 2021

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: Please bring a face mask, as all guests and staff must wear a face mask inside the nature center, restrooms, as well as outside when gathering for the program. Social distancing will be required between separate families and staff. To allow for extra space between participants, we will be limiting the number of participants for each of the programs. If you are feeling ill or have a temperature, please do not attend one of our programs. Tidelands has incorporated extra cleaning procedures within the nature center and has hand sanitizer and surface disinfecting wipes available as well as disposable gloves upon request.

April 2nd -Jekyll Island Birding Safari : Join us on a safari of Jekyll Island as we identify various birds. We will learn how to use a field guide and binoculars as we visit birding hot-spots around the island.  Learn about bird adaptations and behaviors. Binoculars provided.

April 16th – Dock Study: Explore the salt-pond adjacent to Tidelands. Use dips nets to find animals and plants that live in the Tidelands salt pond. Learn about fouling communities and various animal lifestyles.

April 30th   Seining:  Come pull a seine net along the water’s-edge and try to catch fish, shrimp, crabs, and other organisms found in the ocean. Please wear shoes and clothing that can get wet.  (We will pull the net in ankle-deep water.)