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UGA Cooperative Extension: Georgia 4-H

4-H Tidelands Nature Center

After the Storm: We are OPEN!

Thankfully 4-H Tidelands Nature Center took little damage from Hurricane Irma and we are open for business! Please be patient with us as we gather more marine species to be animal ambassadors again. We released many of these organisms so they would survive the storm. All of our reptiles are here! For a limited time we have a visiting Loggerhead Sea Turtle named Zoe from the Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island. Come say hello before Zoe gets released in just a few days! On Wednesday, September 20th, Zoe is visiting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center to get a final check-up and to have a special tracker attached. This tracker should allow us to see where Zoe travels as the adventure into the Atlantic Ocean begins. Don't forget about our kayak tours! Call us to book a trip, and make sure to ask about our limited availability sunset and sunrise tours.

Explore Jekyll Island's Ecology

Tidelands Nature Center offers hands-on marine environmental science programs for the general public and school groups, kayak tours, and live animal exhibits.

Come meet a sea turtle, explore our touch tanks, and observe live alligators, snakes, fish, crabs and many other animals native to Georgia's coast in our exhibit gallery.

Take a guided kayak tour of Jekyll's salt marsh ecosystem.

Rent a canoe or paddleboat and enjoy fishing or a relaxing paddle on the pristine salt pond, adjacent to Tidelands.

Nature walks and other special programs for families and for school and scout groups are available throughout the year. Learn about Jekyll's coastal ecosystems with one of our guides as you explore Jekyll's beach, forest and marsh.

To get the latest Tidelands news and event updates, check our News and Events page, browse through our quarterly on-line Tidelands Newsletter, or Like us on Facebook!

The 4-H Tidelands Nature Center is a University of Georgia 4-H Program. In addition to summer programs, Tidelands offers nature walks at various locations around the island, kayak tours in the salt marsh, school group coastal ecology programs, as well as our exhibit area open to the public, featuring live coastal species including sea turtles, fish, touch tanks, horseshoe crabs, snakes, alligators, and more! Tidelands is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Admission price: $5.00 per person. For more information on our summer program schedule, nature walks, exhibit area, kayak tours, etc. call Tidelands at (912) 635-5032.

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