School and Group Programs

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 must have a name tag with their first name clearly printed.

  • Please bring non-aerosol insect repellent and sun block.

  • 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.  ​

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