Seasonal Nature and Animal Encounters

Elachee Seasonal Programs

FEBRUARY: The Great Backyard Bird Count LEARN MORE

February 14-17, 2020 help collect data on local wild birds for this annual, weekend long online citizen-science project of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. Join Elachee for a Bird Hike on Saturday, February 15, 2020. ELACHEE BIRD HIKE DETAILS

MARCH: Raptor Fest

See flight demonstrations, birds of prey programs and enjoy birding activities, crafts, food and more. RAPTOR FEST DETAILS
Event Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Admission: $10 Per Person Ages 2 and up; $5 Per Person for Elachee Members

APRIL: Trillium Trek Trail Run & Walk

Run wild along the trails in Chicopee Woods in the half-marathon or the 5K run/walk. DETAILS 
Event Date: Saturday Morning, April 18, 2020
​Race Start/Finish Location: Elachee Visitor Center Parking Lot

SEPTEMBER: Snake Day

Visit Elachee for a festival of all things reptilian featuring exotic and native species of snakes, tortoises, turtles, lizards, frogs and toads. SNAKE DAY DETAILS
Event Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Admission: $10 Per Person Ages 2 and up; $5 Per Person for Elachee Members

Recurring Programs

MONTHLY: Science Nights Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Schedules Coming Soon

MONTHLY: Stars Over Elachee 

Learn to set up and use a telescope, then embark on a guided tour of the night sky to see the first quarter moon and bright seasonal stars. Most meaningful for adults and children 8+. 
Location: Elachee’s Chicopee Woods Aquatic Studies Center at Chicopee Lake
Learn More: Program Dates and Details