Saturday April 1, 2017
Event Information
Section: Education/Children
A Spring Celebration and Sheep Shearing

When: April 1, 2017
10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where: Oatland Island Wildlife Center
Phone: (912) 395-1500
Address: 711 Sandtown Rd.
Savannah, GA 31410
Ages: 1
Cost: $7 per adult and $5 per child 4-17, seniors, milit

Description: Oatland Island Wildlife Center is having a Spring Celebration and Sheep Shearing on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The special fundraising event will feature the shearing of two Shetland sheep, Cloud and Storm, and two Angora goats, Rue and Finnick by members of The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs. Guild members will demonstrate how the fleece is processed into a garment of warmth and beauty, and along with SCAD students will be demonstrating a wide variety of fiber related arts and crafts. Visitors can purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a one of a kind shawl (shoulder wrap) made from the wool from the 2016 shearing! Local musicians, Joe Nelson, James Pittman and Jim McGaw will play music while visitors take the opportunity to participate in many fun activities. There will be crafts and games for the kids and Oatland’s “Native Animal Nature Trail” will be open. Food concessions will be available. Admission is only $7.00 per adult, $5 per child 4-17, seniors and military. Children under the age of four are admitted free. For more information call (912) 395-1500 or visit Oatland’s web site at: for a complete schedule of activities. Oatland Island Wildlife Center is a unique facility operated by the Savannah-Chatham County Public School system. It encompasses a total of 175 acres of salt marsh and maritime forest habitat with a two mile walking trail with animals indigenous to Georgia. The Center is used as a field trip site for elementary students and is also open to the public for self-guided walks daily from 10 until 4 p.m. The Center is located five miles east of Savannah off Islands Expressway at 711 Sandtown Rd.


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