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Nature Festival

The 2024 Wild Amelia Nature Festival begins May 11th, with the popular Wild Amelia Eco-Expo scheduled May 18, 10 am – 4 pm, Main Beach Park, Fernandina Beach.

Click here for a schedule of events.

We love our volunteers! Become a volunteer for the festival here.

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Wild Nite Presentations

Wild Nite nature presentations are held the second Tuesday of the month from September–May.

Speakers are experts in their field who share their knowledge about native fauna, flora and the amazing ecosystem that surrounds us.

Get the complete schedule of Wild Nite topics and speakers.

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Nature Photography Programs


Our photography contest has ended. The entries will be displayed at the Nature Photography celebration on May 31, 2024 at Ft. Clinch Visitors Center from 6 - 8 pm.

For more information click here.

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Junior Naturalist Program

The Junior Naturalist Program is designed for kids 7–15 years of age. Activities include observing nature, attending nature events, creating arts and crafts, writing, and more.

This program consists of activities in our three booklets: The Seashore, The Maritime Forest and The Saltmarsh.

Complete the self-study booklets to earn a Junior Naturalist Certificate.

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Critter of the Year

Each year since 2007 we have chosen a Critter-of-the-Year and structured programs to build awareness of, and respect for, a particular species found in our ecosystem.

Each year's animal is on that year's Wild Amelia Nature Festival t-shirt design.

2024 is the year of the majestic Pileated Woodpecker. Learn more about these beautiful birds…

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About Wild Amelia

Wild Amelia, now proudly a program of Keep Nassau Beautiful, began in 2007 when a group of volunteers joined together with the goal of protecting the natural habitat remaining on Amelia Island and in Nassau County, Florida.

The original mission of promoting a conservation ethic for our unique and fragile ecosystem continues and grows as a program of Keep Nassau Beautiful.