Founded in 1978 by five Gainesville women, the not-for-profit Elachee Nature Science Center has been instrumental in building environmental literacy for Georgians of all ages.
Elachee seeks to instill an appreciation, understanding and concern for the natural world by fostering an interest in personal commitment to preserving our natural resources and the environment for future generations to enjoy.
Elachee will become a national, model environmental education center of excellence building an environmentally literate society capable of sustaining a healthy world for all living things by:
$75 = Individual Explorer (1 Adult)
$125 = Dual Explorer (2 Adults or 1 Adult + 1 Child)
$200 = Family Adventurer (2 Adults and up to 4 Children)
$500 = Elachee Patron (2 Adults and up to 4 Children)
*Memberships are non-transferable, non-refundable and valid only for the individuals listed on the Membership Card.
**The amount of a contribution that is deductible for Federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of the amount paid reduced by the value of any goods and services provided in return by Elachee Nature Science Center a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, TAX ID #58-1643768. Refer to IRS Publication 526 or consult your tax advisor for assistance determining what, if any portion of your payment may be tax deductible.
What skills, talents and fresh ideas would you like to share with Elachee?
We offer many ways for individuals to get involved.
Or for businesses and groups seeking community service opportunities, let us identify projects that can be done in a day or less.
EMAIL US for a Volunteer Application.
Animal Room Crew: Animal Room Crew Tasks and Expectations
Weekly Trail Crew
Elachee’s dedicated volunteer Trail Crew works August through May maintaining the Chicopee Woods Hiking Trails. Physical jobs may include sawing fallen trees, lopping overgrown areas, painting trail blazes, digging out water bars to prevent erosion, and bridge building and maintenance.
Individuals interested in joining the Trail Crew should be able to regularly hike 1-4 miles per day in varying types of terrain, weather conditions and temperatures.
Seasonal Event Volunteers
Serve on a planning committee. For event day, help us as greeters, parking attendants and more!
Help cultivate next generation Earth stewards!
As a teaching naturalist you will lead environmental education programs for children and youth visiting on field trips. Responsibilities include on-site classroom teaching, experiential instruction on trail hikes and outreach programs.
Qualifications / Eligibility
Typical Duties / Requirements
For consideration, please submit the following:
Mail Completed Package to:
Elachee Nature Science Center
RE: Naturalist Position
2125 Elachee Drive
Gainesville, GA 30504
Email Completed Package to:
Subject Line: Naturalist Position Inquiry
Elachee Nature Science Center is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits any discrimination on the basis of race, sex, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, age, disability, marital status, family responsibilities or sexual orientation.