Welcome to Friends of Oatland Island

Friends of Oatland Island, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, was established to support Oatland Island Wildlife Center's staff and animal residents. Board members are volunteers, working to supplement financial and professional support of the Wildlife Center and inspire stewardship of the natural environment.

Open 361 days a year, Oatland Island Wildlife Center is operated by the Savannah Chatham County Public School System. Founded in 1974, Oatland sits on 100 acres and is home to 150 animals representing more than 40 species.

We are often heard saying that Friends of Oatland is a "working board," fueled by our love of animals, natural resources, environmental education, our community, and specifically Oatland Island.  When we're not at our regular day jobs, or in Board meetings, you can find us on the trails of the Wildlife Center visiting our furry friends, volunteering at an Oatland event, or helping with educational programs.

Follow our Blog for updates on Oatland's animals, Friends of Oatland Events, and Oatland in the news!


Oatland's Animals

Visit the Animals of Oatland Island Wildlife Center. There’s so much to do — check out these virtual sneak peaks of the exhibits to learn more!



As a Friend of Oatland Island, your membership allows you to explore and enjoy the wildlife center as often as you'd like all year long. 

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FOO depends on your donations to continue providing valuable support to Oatland's nature education and conservation programs.


Gift Shop

Proceeds from Gift Shop sales support our mission to assist Oatland Island Wildlife Center in continuation of education programs and preserving Oatland as a community asset.

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Birthday Parties

Your child and your child's friends will have an unforgettable day as they learn more about our favorite animal residents and join our expert teachers to explore Oatland!



Join Oatland Island Wildlife Center naturalists Ms. Sea Shell and Mister E as they introduce us to all of the resident animals who call the grounds of Oatland home!

Hit the Trails

Take a closer look around Oatland Island Wildlife Center's exhibits by clicking on these location tags.

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Friends of Oatland Island, Inc.
PO Box 30959
Savannah, GA 31410
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Oatland Island Wildlife Center
711 Sandtown Road
Savannah, GA 31410
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