Upcoming Events

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17th Annual Tidelands Art Sale & Auction

Sun. Feb. 17th, 2019   10:00am- 4:00pm 

at The Jekyll Morgan Center

Mark your calendars for the 17th annual 4-H Tidelands Nature Center ‘Art Inspired by Nature’ Sale, Sunday February 17th, 2019. The annual event features an eclectic array of artwork created by talented artists from our coastal Georgia area, displaying their coastal- themed art for sale. Look for your favorites  from Jekyll, St. Simon’s, Brunswick, Camden, and McIntosh displaying paintings, pottery, hand-made jewelry, metal sculptures, photographs, books, bake goods, hand-made soaps, and more!

Be sure to stop in and find your favorite treasures created by our talented artists! And while browsing, be sure to check out our silent auction area, featuring items donated by some of our artists as well as community organizations. Silent auction items include jewelry, pottery, books, photographs, hotel accommodations, restaurant gift certificates, dolphin tours, kayak tours, and more!! Be sure to stick around for our Live Auction at 1:00pm!

For more information about exhibiting at our Art Sale check out our Exhibitor Letter.

If you are interested in donating to our live or silent auction, please take a look at our Donation Request Letter 2019 and our Donation Request Form 2019.

Spring 2019 Homeschool Programs


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: March 1st and 15th as well as April 5th and 19th. Programs run from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and are $10 per person (children AND adults).  Stay tuned for program themes. 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).   For more information or to register, please email Megan Makstenieks (MS55951@uga.edu) or Corinne Zelie (corinnem@uga.edu) or call 912-635-5032.

Summer Programs 2019


While visiting Jekyll this summer, be sure to check out our fun-filled, family oriented programs.  4-H Tidelands offers great summer-time learning experiences for all ages. Our public summer programs often include fishing, seining, herpetology, nature walks, feeding programs, and more! Check our website for more detailed information closer to summer. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate (Except for Day Camp). Reservations required. Please call Tidelands @ 912-635-5032.


Discovery Day Camp at Tidelands Nature Center (Coastal program theme varies each day!)

Our day camps are open to the public and available for children 8-12 years old.  Day camps are held Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am-3:00 pm*, during the third full weeks of June and July. Offered: June 17th-20th and July 15th -18th, 2019.  Children can participate in a single day or sign up for several days. *Each day is $45 and you will receive a $20 discount if you sign your child up for 4 days. Includes field trips, games, crafts, and more.  (*Boat trip with Captain Phillip an additional $12) Themes vary each day:

Monday- Forest Friends Get hands-on with reptiles, investigate insects, & go birding. It’s a nature safari!

Tuesday- Salt Pond SleuthsDip for invertebrates, explore the marsh, & paddle a canoe in Tidelands’ salt pond.

Wednesday- Sand, Surf, & ShellsSpend the day on the beach, learn to use seine net & go beachcombing!

Thursday- Super Sharks & Fantastic Fins Go fishing, enjoy a boat trip with Captain Phillip! (Ends at 3:30pm*)


For more information and program registration, call 4-H Tidelands Nature Center @ 912-635-5032

and/or check out our website @ www.tidelands4h.org.  100 S. Riverview Dr. Jekyll Island, GA