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

Elachee Nature Science Center in partnership with the University of North Georgia Biology Department and Brenau University Science Education Department, will host a Science Night Series to engage the community in environmental education and discussion (a program best suited for adults)This program series will resume in September 2019. Details coming soon!

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 Registration: CLOSED
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.


  • Session 1: April 12 through May 31, 2019
  • Session 2: 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.