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16th Annual 'Tidelands Art Sale & Silent Auction Sun. Feb. 18th, 2018   10:00am- 4:00pm @ The Jekyll Morgan Center

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Mark your calendars for the 16th annual 4-H Tidelands Nature Center 'Art Inspired by Nature' Sale, Sunday February 18th, 2018. 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!!

Event Flyer  Exhibitor Application Donor Letter  Donation Form


Upcoming Events

For the latest Tidelands news and events, check us out on Facebook. Also, browse through last year's on-line Tidelands Newsletter-January 2017 and stay tuned for next year's newsletter.

4-H Tidelands Homeschool Days: Spring 2018

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. Join in on one of our upcoming Homeschool Days for an adventure into coastal ecology. Our Spring Homeschool Programs run from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm on select Fridays between February and April. Our programs are open to children of all ages and are $10 per person. The Spring 2018 dates and programs are:

  • February 23rd: Fish Facts - Learn about, dissect, and try to catch fish!
  • March 9th: Super Sharks - Come see what makes up a shark with a dissection.
  • March 23rd: Coastal Study - Explore the north end and what affects our coast.
  • April 13th: Marsh Explorers - Get muddy in the marsh and paddle a canoe!
  • April 27th: Jekyll Island Birding Safari - Adventure awaits as we search for birds!

For a more in depth description of the Spring programs, download the Homeschool Spring 2018 Schedule. To register for a program please email Megan Makstenieks ( or Corinne Zelie ( or call (912) 635-5032.

Spring Break Science 2018

Do you plan on visiting Jekyll during Spring Break? If so, we have some excellent, entertaining and educational programs to attend! In March and April we will offer our Spring Break Science Programs. Typically, our public spring programs take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 10:45 - 11:45 am. Stay tuned to learn which programs we will be offering and to make sure they are available during your visit! Check out last year's Spring Break Science 2017 flyer to see what we have offered in the past.

Summer Programs

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. Download last year's Summer Program Flyer to see examples of our program offerings. Join us for animal feeding, fishing, seining, astronomy, and more! All ages are welcome and we offer our Coastal Explorers programs especially for younger children ages 4-10. Interested in our Discovery Day Camp? This summer camp is open for children age 8-12 and runs from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday. Each day has a new, exciting theme focused on coastal ecology. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate (Except for Discovery Day Camp). Reservations requested but walk-in's always welcome! Please call Tidelands at (912) 635-5032 for more information or to sign-up.  Check back here for the 2018 program schedule and Discovery Day Camp dates!

Summer Seining Summer Fishing
Summer Marsh Fun Summer Beach Program
Summer Marsh Program Horseshoe Crab