Open Fire Cooking Workshop
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018
9:00am - 3:00pm Registration Fee........$45.00
Whet your appetite for open fire cooking! Enjoy a five course meal that you have prepared throughout the day, along with learning such things as choosing and caring for cast iron cookware, various cooking techniques, fire wood selection and curing, recipes and more. This workshop will be open to anyone 12 years and older, but register early, space is limited to the first
25 paid registrants. Registration is required.
Family Campfire--Stories, stars and s'mores..
Saturday, February 10, 2018 $10 non-members; $8 mem
6:00pm -8:00 pm Pre-registration required
Join us under the stars for stories, s'mores and a warm toasty evening with your family. Pre-registration and prepayment is required. More information coming soon!
Super Museum Sunday
Sunday, February 11, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm Free Admission!
A Savannah tradition! Museums all over the area will open their doors from 12 noon until 4 p.m. and offer free admission for the day. This annual event is sponsored by the Georgia Historical Society to encourage the public to take advantage of these wonderful resources. Oatland Island Wildlife Center will open at 10:00am so you can get a head start on the day! For more information and a full listing of participating museums visit: www.georgiahistoryfestival.org
FUNdamentals of Beekeeping Workshop
Saturday, February 24, 2018
10:00am - 4:30pm Registration Fee........$50.00
Did you know that 1/3 of everything you eat is a result of honey bee pollination? Humankind depends on these fascinating animals for food, as well as many other hive products that improve our health and wellbeing. But honey bees face many challenges in today’s world. Both hobby and professional beekeepers are needed to help maintain the populations of this vital creature. This day-long beekeeping school will seek to help advance the knowledge base of both novice and experienced beekeepers alike. So, catch the buzz and get ready for the gardening season and spring nectar flow! Open to anyone over the age of 12. Registration is required.
Spring Celebration & Sheep Shearing
Saturday March 10, 2018 10:00am-4:00pm
From the sheep’s body to the finished wool product! Observe and participate in the magical creation of a woolen shawl through all the stages of wool processing. Members of The Fiber Guild of the Savannah’s join Oatland staff and volunteers in making this traditional spring celebration fun for the whole family. The Oatland sheep will be sheared throughout the day with demonstrations of carding, spinning, dying and weaving the wool. Crafts, games, hay rides and other children’s activities as well as food concessions will be available.
Fairy & Gnome Festival
Saturday, May 5, 2018 Regular Admission + some for fee
10:00am - 2:00pm
Join us for a day of enchantment! This family-themed festival is all about the “wee folk” getting up close with the natural world and encouraging imaginative outdoor play. Dress in costume and flaunt your wings in our fashion show; mine for magic gems; frolic in the enchanted forest for a fairy surprise; construct a fairy village; enjoy games and crafts inspired by the natural world. Bring the whole family and stroll through Oatland’s magical trails and maybe you will catch a glimpse of a fairy or gnome looking for a place to call home. Additional fees may apply and all proceeds go to feeding our magical animal kingdom!
Summer Animal Encounters
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
June and July
Beat the heat and join us at 1:30 pm every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in June and July to meet an Oatland educator away from the hot summer day to learn some fascinating natural history about 4 of our animal ambassadors. Cost is just $2 beyond the general admission and all proceeds benefit our animal collection.
For more information about any of our events, please call:
(912) 395-1212 or (912) 395-1500
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Special Events Calendar
Late Spring - Fall