Adult Learning Programs

Gain the skills and knowledge to become more engaged environmental stewards.

Science Nights

Elachee Nature Science Center hosts this FREE virtual program series to engage the community in environmental education and discussion.



Elachee welcomes regional experts to present on themed environmental topics. UPCOMING ELACHEE SCIENCE NIGHT TOPICS

The Science Night Winter/Spring 2022 Program Series takes place the first Tuesday of each month, August through December. This series is underwritten by Presenting Platinum Annual Sponsor Northside Hospital, and program sponsors David Eisner and Adrienne Lloyd.

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VIDEO: Ecology of Trees with guest presenter Dr. Kim Coder

Custom Environmental Programs

Invite Elachee to present to your group.

  • Businesses (for CE Credits)
  • Church Groups
  • Community / Civic Organizations
  • Garden Clubs
  • Modern Studies Clubs
  • Neighborhood Clubs
  • Special Interest Groups

Georgia Master Naturalist Program

Participants explore local habitats and ecosystems in this 10-session course (40 hours) that combines indoor lectures with outdoor field experiences alongside field experts.

Program Objectives

This program is designed for individuals 16 and over. By creating positive and valuable adult learning experiences in a structured, but informal setting, Elachee strives for all participants in the course to learn more about their local environments, how to be better stewards of those environments, and to then share the knowledge they have gained with their families and communities.

Spring 2022 Semester

Planning is underway for Elachee’s Georgia Master Naturalist Spring 2022 Program Series. Classes take place 1-5 p.m. each Friday for 10 weeks, March 25 to May 27, 2022, at Elachee Nature Science Center. Class is limited to 25 participants.
Go To SPRING 2022 Registration

Areas of Discovery will include:

  • Birds/Birding
  • Trees/Tree Identification
  • Stream and Pond Ecology
  • Lake Ecology
  • Native Plants
  • Entomology
  • Urban Wildlife
  • Geology
  • Reptiles/Amphibians
Overview: Georgia Master Naturalist Program

The Georgia Master Naturalist program, developed and overseen by The University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, is a series of classes focusing on various environmental topics, from basic ecology and hydrology to native plants.

The program allows adult participants a hands-on opportunity to explore various habitats and ecosystems within Georgia and are customized based upon which region of Georgia the class takes place. Participants receive valuable opportunities to interact with and ask questions of experts in various fields of Georgia ecology, as well as develop new relationships with peers who share the same interests.

There is no certification test at the end of the program, and no volunteer hours are required. Participants receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course, which connotes their participation.