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Nature Festival

Don't miss our 2023 Nature Festival May 19–21 at Atlantic Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach, FL.

  • 30 exhibitor booths
  • Live animal exhibits
  • Kids' Niche activities
  • Nature Passport for kids
  • Great silent auction
  • Band and food trucks
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Wild Nite Presentations

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

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

See upcoming Wild Nites…

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Nature Photography Programs

  • Classes
  • Contest
  • Exhibit at Fort Clinch
  • Wild Amelia Calendar

Register NOW for Nature Photography Classes in February!

Download our 2023 Wild Amelia Calendar Now   All photos in the calendar are entries from previous Nature Photo Contests.

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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. Completing at least three areas of interest from any of the booklets earns 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 the subject of the year's Wild Amelia tee-shirt design.

2022 is the year of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Loggerheads are by far the main sea turtle species found in Florida.
Learn more about loggerheads…

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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.