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UGA Cooperative Extension: Georgia 4-H

4-H Tidelands Nature Center

Spring Break Science

Will you be visiting Jekyll for Spring Break? If so, we have some excellent, entertaining, and educational programs to attend! During Glynn County's Spring Break, April 2nd to the 6th, we will be offering our Spring Break Science Programs. These programs will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of that week. On Tuesday, April 3rd we are offering our Creepy Crawlers Herpetology program. On Wednesday, April 4th we are offering our Mid-Morning Brunch feeding program. Finally, on Thursday, April 5th we are offering our What's Up Dock invertebrate study program. Each program will run from 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. The cost is $7 per person for each program. Cash or check ONLY. Give us a call at (912) 635-5032 to register. Additional April dates may be available.

Explore Jekyll Island's Ecology

Located on the southwest side of Jekyll Island, adjacent to the salt marsh on the pristine 'Tidelands' salt pond, 4-H Tidelands Nature Center offers hands-on coastal ecology programs for the general public and school groups, guided kayak tours, canoe rentals, and a live coastal species exhibit gallery. In keeping with Georgia 4-H Environmental Education program objectives, Tidelands strives to develop an awareness, knowledge, and appreciation for the environment, as we connect participants with Georgia's coastal ecosystems.

Visit our live exhibit gallery:               Meet native coastal species including; sea turtles, alligators, snakes, fish, crabs and many other animals native to Georgia's coast in our live exhibit gallery.


Guided Kayak Tours:                                 Explore the marsh by kayak. Paddle nearby tidal creeks, discover wading birds, fiddler crabs, dolphin, and learn the importance of Georgia's salt marsh ecosystem.


Rent a canoe or aquabike:                      Enjoy fishing or a relaxing paddle on the adjacent Tidelands salt pond. Search for blue crabs, fish, wading birds, and osprey.

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


For the latest Tidelands news and event updates, check our News and Events page or Like us on Facebook! Also, check out last year's on-line Tidelands Newsletter - January 2017 and stay tuned for next year's newsletter!

4-H Tidelands Nature Center is a University of Georgia 4-H Program. Tidelands offers nature walks at various locations around the island, kayak tours in the salt marsh, school group and public coastal ecology programs, as well as our exhibit live coastal species gallery, featuring; sea turtles, gopher tortoises, 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 regarding program, nature walks, live exhibit gallery, kayak tours, etc. call Tidelands at (912) 635-5032.