Homeschool Programs

4-H Tidelands Homeschool Schedule Fall 2019

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 September to November (generally the second and fourth Friday of the month). Programs run from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. The cost for each program is $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 weather. At least one parent should attend class with your child/children (or make arrangements for another parent who is attending to be responsible for your child). Registration is required as many of our programs depend on equipment and we need to make sure we have enough for everyone.

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 Fall 2019 Schedule.


September 13th – Seining in September – Join us as we seine in the surf zone searching for shrimp, squid, crabs, fish, and whatever else we can find. Come prepared to get in the water up to your knees and wear shoes at all times.

September 27th – A Marsh Voyage – Take a voyage to the marsh at Tidelands! Climb into a canoe and paddle the Tidelands pond up to the salt marsh. Learn all about the marsh and its inhabitants before paddling back to Tidelands. Come prepared to get a little wet and muddy!

October 11th – Water in the Woods – Explore the woods with us! Hike one of the maritime forest trails at Camp Jekyll and find a critical source of freshwater on the island, the slough. Use sampling gear to see what critters live in the water in the woods.

October 25th – Beachcombing Bonanza – Join us for a morning of beach exploration! We’ll use hands-on activities to discuss the processes that affect Jekyll’s beaches and look for shells.

November 8th – Keeper for a Day – Discover what it takes to keep all of our animals happy and healthy! Help the Tidelands staff check water quality, give the reptiles time in the sun, and provide enrichment. Then watch the staff feed the snakes!

November 22nd 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.