Homeschool Programs

4-H Tidelands Homeschool Schedule Fall 2020

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 in October and November. Programs run from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm 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 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.

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 2020 Schedule.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: Please bring a face mask because all guests must wear one during the majority of the program and inside the nature center.  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.

October 16th – Marsh Madness – Walk through 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.  Bring shoes that can get muddy and wet.

October 30th – Shark tooth Beach –  Do you know how fossils form? Have you ever found a fossil? Join us for a chance to find your very own Georgia state fossil, the shark tooth! We’ll take a short 15-minute hike to shark tooth beach on the Intracoastal Waterway, a great spot to look for shark teeth.

November 13th – Maritime Forest Hike – Come learn about the Maritime Forest and the different plants that have adapted to live there.  Which plants are edible? Which ones can be medicinal? Which plants do you know? Study the process of succession from the beach to the mature maritime forest.

November 20thDock Discovery Explore the dock and discover which organisms live there! Search for shrimp, crabs, barnacles, and more as we find out what it takes to survive in an ever-changing environment. We’ll also learn about plankton and why it is so important to our food web.