Friends of Oatland
Gift Shop: 912-395-1520

Mailing address:

PO Box 30959, Savannah, GA 31410


Oatland Island Wildlife Center

711 Sandtown Road

Oatland Island

Savannah, GA 31410


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Archived News

February 1, 2020

At the Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Saturday, March 7th, 2020


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.

January 7, 2020

At the Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Saturday, January 25th, 2020


Wet 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 fee is required and $45 per person. Either stop by Oatland Islands Main Building Welcome Desk or call (912) 395-1500 to reserve your spot for this years Open Fire Cooking Workshop!

To register for this event click here.

January 6, 2020

At the Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Saturday, February 8th, 2020


Everyone is sure to agree that there is nothing more enjoyable than sitting around the campfire on a cool night, toasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate!

This event is fun for the whole family without the hassles of setting up camp! 

Enjoy some campfire favorites such as making s'mores, story telling, and star gazing. Our "Creatures of the Night" program and a night hike are included.

Registration is required for this event.

FOO Members: $8

Non-Members: $10

Either click here or stop by Oatland Islands Main Building Welcome Desk or call (912) 395-1500 to reserve your spot for this years Family Campfire Night.

January 2, 2020

At the Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020


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.

Come learn the basics of beekeeping from Coastal Empire Beekeepers Assn. members through classroom and hands-on experiences. Topics range from "getting started" to "managing your bees in an urban environment." As part of your $50 registration fee, you will receive the book "First Lessons in Beekeeping" by...

August 31, 2019

At the Oatland Island Heritage Homesite

Saturday November 16th, 2018


Help us celebrate Georgia's diverse agricultural traditions during our annual cane grinding event. Centered around our 1800's Heritage Homesite, history comes alive with old-time music, cane-boiling, butter-making and cooking on the hearth and open fire. See how "it was back then" amidst the sights, sounds and aroma of an old-fashioned fall gathering.​

Children young and old will enjoy hay rides, crafts and games, cane syrup and other fun festival food that will tug at your senses as you venture back through history.​

Special Admission Rates for this event​

Children $5

Adults $7

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