Flights of Fancy 2015
Our annual "Flights of Fancy" fundraiser was held on May 1, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at
Elachee. It was a Huge success! "Eat Local. Drink Local and Shop Local" was our
theme this year and our guests loved it! The Craft beer service was provided by
Tap It of Gainesville. There were 200+ guests who had a wonderful evening and
helped raise funds for children, nature education and conservation! Elachee
would like to give a big "THANKS" to our sponsors, guests, donors and staff!
WE COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!!!
Please help support our sponsors and also the vendors who helped make Flights
"The best event in Gainesville"!
Elachee is thrilled to announce that we are partnering with the Girl Scouts for a
series of programs that contribute to completion of a badge. The cost for the program
series (based on level of scouting) is below with the topics being offerred.
September 12th-10:00-3:00- “Snake Day"- This is a public program featuring all kinds
of reptiles, hikes, crafts, face painting. Cost is $5 per participant.
Pre-registration is NOT required
November 7th- 10a.m.-Noon- "Tremendous Trees" - Program is for Juniors.- $11
per participant. You’re invited into the woods to learn how to use a dichotomous tree
key to help identify the diverse tree life in the Chicopee Woods.
Pre-Registration is required.
NOTE: Cost of badge not included in prices listed above.
To register a child- click here. http://www.elacheenaturecenter.org/Girl-Scout-Program-Registration-Child-GS-Reg-Child.htm
To register an Adult, click here. http://www.elacheenaturecenter.org/Girl-Scout-Program-Registration-Adult-GS-Reg-Adult.htm
****Camp Elachee 2015 is Coming! Elachee is pleased to
announce that this year's summer camp will begin the first
week of June and run through the end of July. Camp
registration forms and all the information are ready for you!
Elachee Joins the Alternative Energy Movement with
The Elachee E-House video was produced by Carter Cagle and the
Elachee Nature Science Center.
We are thrilled to have the "E-House", a teaching facility that demonstrates
sustainable building practices and alternative energy options. The 12-foot x 20-foot one-room
building is a feature of Elachee's new "All About Energy" program for students. Included in
its design are solar panels, high r-value insulation, energy efficient windows and doors,
a “green roofing” system, and specialized landscaping that reduces or eliminates the
need for supplemental water.
Our thanks to the many partners who helped construct and support Elachee’s “E-House”
especially Rick Foote from Hall County EnviroShare project. This unique “house”
demonstrates alternative energy and sustainable building practices. Take a minute view this
quick video about the project produced by Carter Cagle of Johnson High School.
Check out other "green" activities and options in our local Hall County area.
Check out Elachee's giftshop onlilne!!!
Share the Joy of Discovering Nature!
Does your child collect rocks? Love insects? Enjoy science experiments?
How about imaginative play with puppets? The Nature Shop has all kinds of
treasures sure to delight. The Nature Shop also has great gifts for teachers,
gardeners and nature lovers.
Members receive 10% discount- use coupon code
We now have a selection of gifts available Online
Looking for Fun, Family Activities Outdoors?
1st Saturday Hikes
The first Saturday of every month except January and August, 10-11:30am.
If you are interested in learning about local native plants and animals, this monthly hike is
a great way to explore the Chicopee Woods with an experienced guide. A great
opportunity for small scout groups to work on badge requirements. Includes
admission to the museum exhibitions.
Program Fee: Adults, $5; Ages 2-12, $3; Under age 2 & Members free.
Check the Calendar for dates
Stars Over Elachee
Monthly Spring through Fall. Fridays, Saturdays, and/or Sundays at dusk. Learn to use
a telescope and star chart to view stars, planets and constellations in the night sky.
Programs begin just before dark so bring a flashlight and pencil. This program is
most meaningful for adults and children 8 years and older. Pre-registration is
required due to limited availability so call to reserve one of our telescopes and
for exact program times and locations. View/print current monthly Star Chart
Program Fee: Adults, $10; Children through age 12, $5; Members, Free.
Call for information and to register. Check the Calendar for dates
This event takes place at Elachee's Aquatic Studies Center. View Map
Volunteer Trail Crew Work Days
Usually held the first Saturday Monthly.
Join us as we work to improve Elachee's Trails!
The work we do varies: digging new trail, building bridges & steps, repairing eroded trails –
but we always have fun! Tools & training provided. Bring water, lunch, & gloves.
Children 8-18 yrs old are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. This is
a great way for families to volunteer and help maintain Elachee's Trails! Meeting
locations vary- Call for information and to register.
Please Check the Calendar for dates (as some months they do vary from the first Saturday)!
I found a baby bird, a baby squirrel,
a turtle crossing the road, a snake
in my yard...What do I do?
Elachee is not licensed by the Dept. of Natural
Resources to handle animal rehabilitation and
cannot accept injured or orphaned wildlife.
View a List of Wildlife Rehabilitation Facilities & Resources
Check out Frequently Asked Questions about Animals
View Wild Rabbit Information
2014 Annual Progress Report
Look what we....Elachee and YOU...have achieved!
A quick scan of the Annual Progress Report shows all the accomplishments made
possible with the help of Elachee's generous friends and supporters. Your support
truly does make a difference.
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