Wild Amelia Nature Festival

May 6, 2015
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The natural beauty of Amelia Island comes to life at the 9th Annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival , which kicks off on Friday, May 15th, with a sea turtle release with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center  at Main Beach at 10 a.m. A few of the ways you can experience the island's wilder side:
  • Eco Expo filled with exhibits from green vendors, nature and conservancy groups
  • Kids' Niche with interactive booths and a special Passport Program with prizes
  • Nature photography shoot behind the scenes at the Jacksonville Zoo*
  • Eco-tours by foot, bike, boat, golf cart and Segway - some for kids only *
  •  Starlab portable planetarium shows
  • Kids' fishing clinic at Fort Clinch
  • Live animal displays
  • Create a giant shell and sand sculpture on the beach
  • Live music and a silent auction
  • Sunset bird watching*
  • A meditation kayak paddle*
  • Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga*
  • Sunrise movement and meditation
  • Presentation of the winners of the Wild Amelia Nature photography contest
Take a look at places to stay for the weekend and enjoy a photo tour of Amelia Island's natural beauty.    

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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.