This special fundraising event will feature the shearing of the Shetland sheep, Cloud and Storm, and the Angora goats, Rue and Finnick by members of The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs. Guild members will be demonstrating many fiber arts techniques as well as how the fleece is processed into a garment of warmth and beauty. Local musicians, Joe Nelson, James Pittman and Jim McGaw will play music while visitors enjoy the many fun activities. There will be crafts and games for the kids and Oatlands Native Animal Nature Trail will be open. Food concessions will be available.
Admission is only $5 per adult, $3 per child 4-17, seniors and military. Children under the age of four are admitted free.
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.