Wild Amelia Nature Festival
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.com for more information.
Festival dates for 2018: May 18th - 20th
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 2017-2018
September 12th, 2017 lecture cancelled due to Hurricane Irma
October 10th: Sea Turtle Nesting in 2017
Guest speaker: Mary Duffy from Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch
November 14th: Coyotes in Our Community
Guest speaker: Sarah Helm from the Florida Wildlife Commission
December 12th: Right Whales Off Our Coast
Guest speaker: Katie Jackson from the Florida Wildlife Commission
January 9th, 2018: Marine Science Research Institute (new partners with Ocearch Shark Research)
Guest speaker: A. Quinton White, Jr., PhD from Jacksonville University
February 13th: Pelican Survey of Jacksonville
Guest speaker: E. Natasha Vanderoff, Associate Professor of Biology & Marine Science at Jacksonville University
March 13th: North Florida Archaeology
Guest speaker: Dr. Keith Ashley from the University of North Florida
April 10th: Jacksonville Zoo News
Guest speaker: Tony Vecchio, Director of the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
May 8th: North Florida Historical Use of Natural Resources
Guest speaker: Lauri deGaris from Discover This Co., Inc.