Homeschool Programs

4-H Tidelands Homeschool Schedule Spring 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 March to April (generally the first and third Friday of the month). Programs run from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EXCEPT April 19th which will run from 1:00 pm – 3:00 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 Spring 2019 Schedule.


March 1st – Food Web Fun – What do the food webs around Jekyll Island look like? How would the animals at Tidelands fit into the food web in the wild? Find out in this program! We’ll play some games to learn about how important these food webs are and then feed our critters

March 15th – Metamorphosis Mayhem – What if you could grow wings and begin to fly? Would you? In this program we’ll examine the process of metamorphosis and the critters that go through this incredible change.

April 5th – Avians in the Amphitheater – Join us on an adventure to Jekyll’s abandoned amphitheater to search for birds who call that area home. Learn about bird adaptations such as claw and beak shape as well as the struggles of migration.

April 19th – Springtime Seining (1-3pm)– The weather is warming up and we are ready to get in the water to explore! 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.