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Gainesville, GA 30504



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Just a reminder: Admission fees still apply during the re-modeling.

Do You Homeschool? If so, you’ll want to check out Elachee’s Homeschool Series! Attend the FREE Homeschool Preview Day on Wednesday, August 12th, 10 a.m.-Noon. You can enjoy a program, tour our facility and meet some of our staff and register for the 2015-2016 school year! Our homeschool program reaches students from ages 5-17 and offers a wide variety of topics to cover many science and math standards. We provide Hands On/Minds On learning for students as well as encourage them to apply what they have learned in their future educational pursuits. This year we will be offering sessions on Lake Lanier, Wilderness Survival, Telescopes, The Insect World and their adaptations in nature, Map Orienteering, Energy, Wildflowers as well as many more! Homeschool sessions are the first Wednesday of each month from September- May, and sessions are from 1:30-4 p.m. Fees for this program are $100 (Elachee member rate) $130 (non-member rate) per student for the full year schedule or $65 (Elachee member) or $85 (non-member rate) for a Half Year schedule.

Do you shop at Kroger and are looking for an easy way to Support Elachee??? Elachee is a member of Kroger's Community Rewards Program. As a member, we benefit when our supporters shop for their groceries and other items at Kroger. Kroger gives Elachee a percentage of the purchase total for each supporter who has designated Elachee as their non-profit of choice on their Kroger Plus Card. Need to select Elachee on your rewards card, just click this link and follow the instructions:

Girl Scouts


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.

To register an Adult, click here.

Camp Elachee

****Camp Elachee 2015 is in full swing!!!! There are only a few weeks of camp left this summer. If you haven't already registered, there are still some spaces available!

Just click here to go to the Camp Elachee page:


Elachee Joins the Alternative Energy Movement with
The "E-House"

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.

Nature Shop

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
member discount.

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 Fall through Spring, starting in late August. 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 ismost 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)!

Box TurtleI 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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