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Upcoming Special Event!
13th Annual 'Art Inspired by Nature' Sale & Silent Auction - Sunday Feb. 15th, 2015

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Mark your calendars for the 13th annual 4-H Tidelands Nature Center 'Art Inspired by Nature' Sale, Sunday February 15th, 2015. This winter tradition continues with a host of artists, displaying their coastal themed art for sale.  The annual event features an eclectic array of artwork created by talented local artists from our coastal Georgia area. Look for your favorites  from Jekyll, St. Simon’s, Brunswick and McIntosh displaying stained glass art, paintings, pottery, hand-blown glass jewelry, metal sculptures, wooden bowls, photography, books, bake goods, hand made soaps, and much more!

Be sure to stop in and find your favorite treasures crafted by all of our talented local artists! And while you are browsing, be sure to check our silent auction tables, featuring items donated by some of our artists as well as community organizations. Silent auction items include jewelry, pottery, books, photographs, hotel accommodations, restraunt gift certificates, dolphin tours, kayak tours, and more!

4-H Tidelands Nature Center

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!

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Coming Soon!
Tidelands Spring 2015- Home School Days


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 4-H Tidelands Home School Days are wonderful opportunity for your children to learn about the coast this spring!

Our Home School Days are open to all school-age students.  Programs run select Fridays this spring (Feb- April) from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Program dates are as follows: Feb. 13th, Feb. 27th, March 13th, March 20th, April 10th, and April 24th. Program themes vary each date: 4-H Tidelands Home School Days Program Schedule. Cost is $10 per person (children AND adults).  Students can participate in a single day or sign up for sign up for multiple programs. All classes are rain or shine, so please make sure your students are dressed appropriately for the outdoors. Parent should attend class with child (or make arrangements for another parent who is also attending to be responsible for your child).   For more information, please call 912-635-5032 or email Dawn Zenkert ( or Richard Chewning (> To sign-up, please complete and return the Home School Registration Packet!


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