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 2019:  May 17th - 19th 

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 2018-2019

  • October 9th, 2018:  "River Otters."  Speaker:  Pat Foster-Turley, Amelia Island naturalist and columnist
  • November 13th:  "Amelia Island Sea Turtle Update."  Speaker:  Mary Duffy, Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch
  • December 11th:  "Right Whale Update."  Speaker:  Katie Jackson, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 
  • January 8th, 2019:  "Microplastics in the Environment."  Speaker:  Maia McGuire, PhD, UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant agent
  • February 12th:  "St. Mary's Riverkeeper."  Speaker:  Rick Frey, Riverkeeper
  • March 12th:  "University of Florida Whitney Lab for Marine Bioscience."  Speaker:  Dr. Mark Martindale, Director
  • April 9th:  "Amelia Island Coastal Engineering & Sand Processes."  Speaker:  Dr. Al Browder, Coastal Engineer at Olsen & Associates
  • May 14th:  "Sustainable Seafood."  Speaker:  Jeff Peterson, PhD, global sustainable seafood expert