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 2020:  May 15th - 17th 

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.

Wild Nites Lectures 2019-2020

  • September 10th, 2019:  "Sea Level Rise in the Southeast U.S."  Dr. Andrea Dutton, Associate Professor of Geology, University of Florida.
  • October 8th:  "Environmental Effects of Pollution on Sharks and Fish."  Dr. James J Gelsleichter, Associate Professor/Program Director, Biology, University of North Florida.
  • November 12th:  "Amelia Island Sea Turtle Update."  Mary Duffy, Amelia Island Sea Turtles.
  • December 10th:  "Right Whale Update."  Katie Jackson, Florida Wildlife Commission.
  • January 14th, 2020:  "Egans Creek Greenway."  Kathy Russell, Parks & Recreation Manager, City of Fernandina Beach.
  • February 11th:  "Critter of the Year - Bats."  Shari Clark, Florida Bat Conservancy.
  • March 10th:  "Shorebird Breeding Season."  Jean Olbert, Florida Wildlife Commission.
  • April 14th:  "Our Connection With Nature."  Ayolane Halusky, Parks & Recreation Naturalist, St. Johns County.
  • May 12th:  "Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Center News."  Dr. Terry Norton, Director, Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Center.