Promoting Environmental Understanding through Education

Elachee Nature Science Center is a premier, regional environmental education center in Gainesville, Ga., offering natural history, ecology and live animal exhibits and the outdoor classroom of the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve for the following programming:

School Programs and Field Trips

Elachee’s accredited STEAM-based, PreK-12 environmental education classes parallel Georgia Standards for Excellence (GSE). LEARN MORE

Elachee Nature Academy

The accredited and licensed nature Preschool and Kindergarten-1st Grade programs feature place-based learning and low student/teacher ratios. Students spend 50% (3 hours) of their instructional day in guided outdoor exploration and creative discovery. NOW ENROLLING

Camp Elachee

School break adventures get children (Pre-K through rising 6th Graders) outdoors to make cherished memories! Teens join in, too, through the Counselors-in-Training Leadership Program. SEE SCHEDULE

Seasonal Public Programs

Elachee’s seasonal life-long learning opportunities and family-friendly special events highlight the wonders of science and nature. WHAT PIQUES YOUR INTEREST?