Project Description

Jekyll Island Sea Turtle & 4H Centers

DAY TRIP INCLUDES

  • Education program at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center
  • Boxed lunch on the beach
  • Beach walk and ecology program at the 4H Center.
    • Includes collection of shells, cast netting in the shallow water, and sand sifting

ADD ON

  • Tram Tour of Island
  • Saint Simon’s Lighthouse

The Sea Turtle Center explores exhibits on turtle conservation, rehabilitation, and their journey from egg to adulthood. The 4H Center offers many programs. A Beach Ecology Program takes students onto the beach to examine barrier island dynamics like erosion. Other topics include the organisms found on the beach, and the importance of dunes and dune plants.

Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Center

The Sea Turtle Center explores exhibits on turtle conservatation, rehabilitation, and their journey from egg to adulthood. The 4H Center offers many programs. A Beach Ecology Program takes students onto the beach to examine barrier island dynamics like erosion. Other topics include the organisms found on the beach, and the importance of dunes and dune plants.

Jekyll Island Tram Tour

The Jekyll Island Museum offers a variety of tours for the whole family. Take a guided tour and step back in time as each historic building’s story unfolds, and the Jekyll Island Club and the National Landmark Historic District comes alive.

Saint Simon’s Lighthouse

Located near the village and pier, the St. Simons Lighthouse is one of only five surviving light towers in Georgia. An operational navigation aid for traffic entering St. Simons Sound, it casts its light as far as 23 miles out to sea. Unlike many other operational lighthouses, the St. Simons Lighthouse invites visitors to climb the 129 steps to experience views of neighboring Jekyll Island, the mainland (Brunswick), and the south end of St. Simons Island.