Wild Amelia Nature Festival

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This exciting 3-day festival, held over a weekend every May and based at the Atlantic Recreation Center, celebrates the bioregion on and around Amelia Island.  The festival includes numerous nature tours led by area naturalists and park rangers; nature photography workshops taught by local professionals; a nature-based/green business expo; a Kids’ Niche, with nature-based activities for children; critters from the Jacksonville Zoo; a Silent Auction; and more!

Please visit www.wildamelia.org for more information.

Festival dates for 2021:  May 14th - 16th 

Festival activities:

  • Eco-Tours
  • Bat Trek

Wild Nites Nature Lecture Series

Wild Nites Nature Lectures are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the months September - May at 7:00pm at the Peck Center Auditorium, 516 South 10th Street (corner of South 10th Street & Fir Street).  All lectures are FREE and open to the public.

NOTE:  To accommodate CDC and local health guidelines, the Wild Nites lectures for 2020/2021 will be held online via ZOOM, still at 7:00pm and on the second Tuesdays of the months September 2020 through May 2021.  The link and passcode will be listed on the Wild Amelia website (www.wildamelia.org) prior to each month's event.

Wild Nites Lectures 2020-2021

Remaining lectures:

  • April 13th, 2021:  "Right Whale Update" with Julie Albert, Coordinator, North Atlantic Right Whale Conservation Program, Marine Resource Council
  • May 11th:  "Environmental Democracy - Environmental Rights & Justice" with Dr. Josh Gellers