Education is the keystone mission of Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Each year, more than 28,000 students take part in our educational programs. We have more than 30 innovative, hands-on opportunities available for you to choose from. School programs are age/grade specific and are aligned with Georgia Performance Standards. In addition, Oatland offers guided trail walks and other inquiry-based activities.
All programs are based on availability. Submitting a registration request form does not guarantee your program date. You will be contacted by the Field Trip Coordinator within two business days to officially schedule your visit.
Suggestions for a Successful Program
Students need to wear weather-appropriate clothing with closed toed shoes, hats and rain gear.
Please let us know if any of your students have special needs when making your reservation.
Please schedule additional time for bathroom breaks, lunch and Gift Shop.
Payment, Cancellation, and Weather Policies
Payment Fees: Payment in full must be received two weeks prior to the program(s) date.
Savannah- Chatham County Public Schools:
SCCPSS students first program each year is free.
$5 per parent chaperone (school staff - free)
Chatham County Private Schools or Groups (Includes OIWC Admission)
$ 6 per student/per program
$ 6 per parent chaperone (school staff - free)
Out of County Schools or Groups (Includes OIWC Admission)
$ 8 per student/per program
$ 8 per parent chaperone (school staff - free)
*** Some of our specialized programs (cabin and animal encounters) include an additional fee.
Please check program listings for details.***
Inclement Weather & Cancellation Policy: During inclement weather, the situation is evaluated and an indoor program may be offered, or the program is scheduled for a later date, if possible. A processing fee of 50% of the total program fee will be charged for cancellations without at least two-weeks notice. A fee of 100% of the program fee is charged for cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the scheduled program.