Press Room

June 22nd, 2021
Retired Elachee executive receives the Rotary Club of Gainesville's highest honor.
March 26th, 2021
Elachee Nature Science Center will extend Discovery Saturdays’ programming through the summer.
February 26th, 2021
Thanks to an extraordinary grant award from The Chantal and Tommy Bagwell Foundation, every 3rd grade student in the Forsyth County School District will have the opportunity this spring to participate in Elachee Nature Science Center’s Habitat is Home environmental education program – at no charge to the student or school!
February 18th, 2021
Elachee Nature Science Center has rescheduled its 2021 Flights of Fancy Benefit and Auction to October 23 to increase the chance for holding an in-person event.
February 8th, 2021
Sarah Bell to Succeed Andrea Timpone as the Next Elachee Nature Science Center President and Chief Executive Officer
January 31st, 2021
Mandi Whiting, Chair of Elachee's Flights of Fancy Benefit and Auction two years running and a former Elachee Nature Academy parent, is now an Elachee Trustee.
December 11th, 2020
Georgia Audubon installs bird-friendly window film at Elachee Nature Science Center.
November 30th, 2020
Some 29 years ago, Peter Gordon began an epic journey with Elachee Nature Science Center. His can-do approach has contributed to Elachee reaching and teaching hundreds of thousands of Georgians about the natural world. As the year 2020 concludes, so does ‘Mr.’ Peter’s tenure with Elachee.
November 11th, 2020
Elachee Nature Science Center announces President and CEO Andrea O. Timpone’s planned retirement and the seating of a search and selection committee to secure her successor.
October 16th, 2020
Elachee Nature Academy is an approved school through the Pay It Forward Scholarships program, eligible for taxpayers and families for Georgia’s Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit Program to participate.
October 1st, 2020
In the September 2020 issue of Georgia Trend magazine, the “Local Flavor” feature within the Gainesville/Hall County regional spotlight highlights an interview with Elachee President/CEO Andrea Timpone who is quoted as saying, “Spending time outdoors is the most valuable gift we can give our children right now.”
September 29th, 2020
Elachee Nature Science Center to hold the 10th Annual Trillium Trek Trail Run and Walk in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve on Saturday morning, October 3, 2020.
August 12th, 2020
The Gainesville Times reports that Elachee Nature Academy plans to increase outside instruction time to upwards of 90-95% of the school day for the 2020-2021 school year.
August 6th, 2020
The Association of Nature Center Administrators announces Andrea Timpone as recipient of the 2020 Nature Center Leadership Award for her exceptional commitment and contributions to the nature center profession as a whole, as well as her invaluable leadership at Elachee Nature Science Center for 35 years.
August 3rd, 2020
Elachee Welcomes New Winged Ambassador to the Nature Center
July 15th, 2020
Elachee Nature Science Center will not hold its most popular seasonal public festival in September, as originally planned.
June 2nd, 2020
The Elachee Visitor Center and exhibits will reopen three days a week this summer, subject to CDC social distancing guidelines.
May 4th, 2020
Elachee Nature Science Center releases a new Camp Elachee 2020 schedule and format for its annual summer day camp.
April 24th, 2020
This 20th annual fundraiser combines an online auction and raffle with a live-streaming, virtual event supporters may enjoy from the comfort of their homes.
April 21st, 2020
At 2 p.m. April 18, 2020 the door to the Elachee Nature Science Center aviary was ajar, and the bird of prey was nowhere to be seen.
April 1st, 2020
To protect the children, families and nature lovers we serve, Elachee Nature Science Center has closed its public facilities until further notice.
March 25th, 2020
To protect the children, families and nature lovers we serve, Elachee Nature Science Center will close its public facilities through Monday, April 13, 2020.
February 18th, 2020
Thanks to a $15,000 grant award from the Jackson EMC Foundation, funded by the contributions of the cooperative’s members, some 7,200 students (PreK-12) have, and will benefit from Elachee’s innovative programming this school year.
January 1st, 2020
Rick Boyd has been seated to the 2020 Elachee Nature Science Center Board of Trustees.
October 1st, 2019
If you could use tax dollars you are already paying to GIVE or GET a scholarship that will help a young child embark on a quality educational journey, would you say, “Sign me up!”?
September 23rd, 2019
Double the space means double the opportunities to benefit the community with Elachee’s school and public environmental education programming.
June 5th, 2019
Record number of guests and sponsors help raise 8.75% of Elachee’s operational budget at this annual fundraiser.
March 5th, 2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019, nearly 100 close friends of Elachee Nature Science Center came together to reminisce and celebrate four decades of promoting environmental understanding through education and conservation.
February 2nd, 2019
Bonelli and Bruner join the Elachee Board of Trustees.
February 1st, 2019
Latest green infrastructure construction project is taking place as Elachee renovates and installs new natural history and live animal exhibits.
February 1st, 2019
Grant award funds week-long ‘Elachee in Your School’ outreach program for 1,951 Gwinnett elementary students.
November 30th, 2018
Late 2018 into early 2019, the Elachee campus will be in various states of renovation.
August 8th, 2018
An August 21, 2018 ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for the new home of the Lake Lanier Aquatic Learning Center at River Forks Park, a collaboration among Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Elachee Nature Science Center and Hall County Parks and Leisure Services.
June 4th, 2018
The 2018 Flights of Fancy Benefit & Auction raises 10 percent of Elachee's operational budget.
March 9th, 2018
Peter Robert Gordon has been honored with the Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia’s Eugene Odum Lifetime Achievement Award.
February 1st, 2018
The Chicopee Woods Area Park Commission has opened a Parking Station to provide enhanced oversight and security in parking areas of the Chicopee Woods Area Park.
January 29th, 2018
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s boat will move to River Forks Park
January 1st, 2018
Elachee welcomes three new Trustees to its Board for 2018.
December 1st, 2017
Elachee Nature Science Center has rolled out a new exclusive membership benefits package.
November 28th, 2017
Each and every day we get by with a little help from our friends, to paraphrase Billy Shear’s song lyrics the Beatles made famous in 1967. During this giving season, may we count your tax-deductible, year-end donation to Elachee?
October 4th, 2017
Elachee Nature Science Center to host its annual fall tree sale in conjunction with north Georgia author Mark Warren’s book signing of the first volume in his nature series.
September 25th, 2017
Elachee Visitor Center is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, due to the destructive effects of Hurricane Irma, the hiking trails of Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve are closed to the public until Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
August 24th, 2017
This 25th annual celebration of all things reptilian showcases native and exotic species of snakes, alligators, lizards, turtles, tortoises, toads and frogs.
August 4th, 2017
August 19, 2017, Elachee prepares the community for the 2.5-minute blackout with a family-friendly Solar Eclipse Festival that is a dress rehearsal for the real thing.
April 3rd, 2017
The Elachee Nature Science Center Board of Trustees presents the 2017 Flights of Fancy Benefit & Auction on April 28 to celebrate spring and support children, nature education and conservation.
February 28th, 2017
Elachee Nature Academy Preschool and K-1 students guided Blind Endeavors Foundation Founder Steve Baskis on a hike in Chicopee Woods to share with him why this 'big playground' is their special place.
January 18th, 2017
Elachee Board of Trustees host ribbon cutting to dedicate the Mike and Robbie McCormac Pollinator Pass Exhibit that shows honey bees in action.
January 13th, 2017
Atlanta Parent Magazine: "Teachers and families see many benefits as kids go outdoors to learn."
January 10th, 2017
Elachee welcomes three new Trustees and names the 34th recipient of the prestigious Oak Leaf Award.
October 10th, 2016
Elachee Nature Science Center adds the inaugural North Georgia Tree Festival to its annual line-up of seasonal public nature events.
September 27th, 2016
Funding will enable Elachee Nature Science Center to serve even more K-12 students in the cooperative’s 10-county service area through STEM-based field trips and outreach programs.
August 22nd, 2016
The annual Snake Day at Elachee Nature Science Center is a festival of all things reptilian.
July 12th, 2016
Elachee Nature Science Center will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 28, 2016, to celebrate the launch of its accredited Nature-based Kindergarten-1st Grade program that will welcome students in August.
May 12th, 2016
Elachee Nature Science Center will expand its accredited Nature-based Preschool learning environment to offer a Kindergarten-1st Grade program, starting in August 2016.
April 27th, 2016
Elachee Nature Science Center invites the community to the 2016 Flights of Fancy benefit and auction on May 6 to celebrate spring and support children, nature education and conservation.
April 13th, 2016
Elachee Nature Science Center will help you get your ‘nature fix’ on April 23 with its annual plant sale, supervised volunteer conservation projects and a philosophical environmental discussion.
April 1st, 2016
Bat-tastic Festival Set for April 9
March 21st, 2016
Elachee’s Georgia Master Naturalist Program Series pairs regional experts with adult learners in exploring local habitats and ecosystems to discover what makes north Georgia so unique.
March 10th, 2016
Elachee Nature Science Center’s competitive 2016 Trillium Trek Trail Run on March 19 promises an adventurous experience in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve.
February 25th, 2016
Bring the family to Elachee Nature Science Center March 12 to witness the majesty of a Bald Eagle and other birds of prey.
February 19th, 2016
The symbolism of their age difference underscores the value of wisdom and youth joining forces to aid Elachee in “Educating for Today...Preserving for Tomorrow.”
February 17th, 2016
Elachee has extended the showing of the exciting traveling museum exhibition, "Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats" through September 5, 2016.
February 4th, 2016
Gainesville Times takes a quick video tour of Elachee Nature Science Center's traveling exhibition, "Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats."
February 4th, 2016
Grand opening festivities are planned for Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. and will include special presentations by a local bat expert, live bat and other live animal demonstrations, batty children’s activities and of course, a tour of the Masters of the Night exhibit!
February 1st, 2016
Registration is now open for PreK through Middle Schoolers to attend Camp Elachee Spring Break 2016, April 4-8, followed by nine weeks of Summer Day Camps starting May 31 through July 29, 2016.
January 18th, 2016
While the spring flowers have yet to be seen, and ice pockets can still be found in the crevices of our mountains, there is still a lot happening in our own North Georgia backyard. One surprise is our wintering hummingbirds.
January 15th, 2016
After stunning audiences across the U.S., Europe, Mexico and Canada, Elachee welcomes Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats, an interactive exhibit sharing the ecological importance of bats, January 16 through May 8, 2016.
January 1st, 2016
Effective January 1, 2016, dogs are prohibited Monday through Friday on the Elachee campus and in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve. Leashed dogs are welcome Saturday and Sunday.
December 30th, 2015
So many highlights to share about our school and camp programs, public events and conservation efforts, it was hard to narrow them down. But, we did.
December 21st, 2015
Top 5 things to know about making an IRA Charitable Rollover contribution to Elachee Nature Science Center to support children, environmental education and conservation.