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2125 Elachee Drive
Gainesville, GA 30504

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Welcome to Elachee Nature Science Center

Educating for Today . . . Preserving for Tomorrow

Our Mission: To promote environmental understanding
through education and conservation.

Our campus consists of a 1,400 acre forest nature preserve with 10 miles of hiking trails. The preserve serves as a plant and animal sanctuary and an ideal outdoor classroom. Our Center houses an interactive museum that will excite and educate visitors of all ages.

North Georgia's Premier Nature Centersmiling children

Elachee was thrilled to have hosted the Association of Nature Center Administrators Annual Summit and the Nature Based Preschool National Conference this past week! We had 270 participants attend both conferences and it was an amazing event! It was a wonderful time to see old friends, make new ones, learn new things and revitalize our committment to all things "Nature". We also would like to thank the presenters who gave great presentations and sparked lively and informative dialogues on a whole host of topics. You helped inspire, inform and share new and exciting opportunities to take back to our participants home facilities. And for that, we thank you! Thanks to all of our volunteers and staff. We could not have done this without each and every one of you! You deserve a huge pat on the back for giving your all to make this event an amazing experience for all!

Calendar of Upcoming Events:

Snake Day: Saturday, September 12th, 10 a.m-3 p.m. Come on out and check out all things snakey!

Nightfall- Saturday, October 17th, 4-8 p.m.

Trick or Trek Trail Run- Saturday, November 1st, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Starlight- Saturday, November 21st, 6-10 p.m.



         Association of Nature Center Administrators     Environmental Education Alliance of GA       Grants to Green