Life-Long Learning Programs at Elachee
Gain the skills and knowledge to become more engaged environmental stewards by participating in Elachee’s adult education programs.
Elachee Science Nights at Recess
Elachee Nature Science Center in partnership with the University of North Georgia Biology Department and Brenau University Science Education Department, join with Recess Southern Gastro-Pub to host a Science Night Series to engage the community in environmental education and discussion (a program best suited for adults).
Attendance Details: Limited space. Call 770-535-1976 to reserve your spot. Arrive at 5:30 p.m. to purchase your meal, then join the discussion at 6:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 12, 2019 DETAILS
Eyes in the Sky: Earth Observation and 21st Century Environmental Science – Dr. J.B. Sharma
- Tuesday, March 12, 2019 DETAILS
Toxic Plants of the Southeast, Dr. Tom Diggs
- Tuesday, April 9, 2019 DETAILS
Streams in the Anthropocene, Dr. Mary Freeman
- Tuesday, May 14, 2019 DETAILS
Asteroid Impacts: Then, Now and Tomorrow, W. David Hogan
Georgia Master Naturalist Series
Explore local habitats and ecosystems in this interactive 11-program course that combines indoor lectures with outdoor field experiences. Elachee tailors the Georgia Master Naturalist course for the local environment, within the framework developed by The University of Georgia (UGA) Cooperative Extension Service and the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. Course participants receive a certificate of completion.
Program Dates: Thursdays, 1-5:30 p.m., April 4 through June 6, 2019
Program Fee: $300 Per Person (Elachee Members receive a $25 discount.) ENROLL NOW
NOTE: Program is limited to 20 participants. Pre-Registration Required.
Spring 2019 Schedule: Download PDF
Nature Art Workshops
In the Elachee Nature Sketching and Painting Workshop Program, learn to observe and capture subjects in their natural settings using pencil and watercolor. Instructor Sara Oakley of The Art Colony will get you started as a true beginner or help to advance your skill set with customized coaching.
Botanical Illustration and Field Sketching
Each 8-week workshop session meets Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Chicopee Woods Aquatic Studies Center at Chicopee Lake (DIRECTIONS). You will keep a nature journal, collect references by camera and sketch/paint on site to then compile into finished paintings.
WORKSHOP SERIES SCHEDULE
- Session 1: March 1 through April 19, 2019 ENROLL NOW
- Session 2: June 7 through July 26, 2019 ENROLL NOW
- Session 3: September 6 through October 25, 2019 ENROLL NOW
Program fee is $225 per participant, per program session (eligible for participants ages 18 and older). Part of each program fee is tax-deductible with funds directly benefiting children’s art programs at Elachee Nature Academy.