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


© 2020 Friends of Oatland Island


Archived News

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

August 1, 2019

At the Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Friday, October 18th & Saturday, October 19th 

5:00pm-8:00pm (Last Hike leaves at 8:00pm!)

Join us for our Annual fun, safe, not-so-scary Halloween Hike at Oatland!​

Take a walk with your Trick or Treaters down the forest trail to meet and gather goodies from friendly animal characters. Mother Earth will be there to show you the way and along the trail to the various character and candy stops along the hike. There will be crafts, face painting, a fossil hunt and many more monstrous activities await your arrival.​

Comfortable walking shoes and costumes are encouraged and children must be accompanied by an adult.​

This year we ask that you bring your own treat bags.

Special Admission Rates for this CASH ONLY event

Children: $10

Adults: $5

Volunteer Opportunity!

This is a perfect way to grab some community service hours or to come and give back! This event would never happen without the amazing help of our community volunteers. Check out the different oppor...

June 18, 2019

At the Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Every Friday, and Saturday

June & July 2018


Join one of our naturalists during the months of June and July for a public Animal Encounter and learn some interesting information about several of our most celebrated animal ambassadors. Programs run about 45 minutes and are appropriate for all ages!

Cost for the Animal Encounter is $2 per person on top of general admission prices and can be paid at the ticket booth or inside the Welcome Center. All proceeds from our Animal Encounters go directly towards the animals care.

June 2, 2019

At Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Sunday, August 25th, 2019


We are very proud to present Friends of Oatland Island's new lecture series!!

Pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and other insects, are essential to our environment. The ecological service they provide is necessary for the reproduction of more than 85% of the world's flowering plants and is fundamental to agriculture and natural ecosystems. 

Learn how to attract native pollinators to your coastal communities. Keren Giovengo, EcoScapes Program Manager, will speak on the diversity and importance of native pollinators and how to select, source, and design pollinator-friendly native plant habitats. 

Lecture Event Schedule

1:30pm Event Check In

2:00pm Lecture begins

• Importance and diversity of pollinators

• Basic pollinator habitat requirements

• Role of native plants in pollinator-friendly landscapes

• Examples of native pollen and nectar sources

• Native plant considerations and selection tools


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The Oatland Island Wildlife Center is home to more than 150 animals from different species.

It provides a quality learning experience and a safe environment for locals, visitors and students.

The Center is one of the places in the Coastal Empire that was hit hardest by Hurricane Matthew last year.

All of the damages still aren’t repaired yet and can be costly, that’s why community partners like Tailspin are stepping in to help, but they’d like you get involved too!

‘TailsSpin Pet Stuff’ has been taking donations this month for Oatland Island and you can click ‘play’ to learn more about their partnership and some of the fun programs the wildlife center offers. You can also visit their website.

Check out the details for their latest fundraising event, below:

The Self-Serve Dog Wash

When: Saturday, August 26th

Where: Savannah, Pooler, Whitemarsh Island Tailspin Locations

ALL proceeds go to the Oatland Island Wildlife Center.


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