Elementary: Home School Program

First Wednesday Program Series: Grades K-5

Enrollment Details

Now enrolling for the 2019-2020 academic year: REGISTER NOW

The per student enrollment fee covers Elachee’s accredited 10-session program series that runs August 2019 through May 2020. For less than $23 per monthly program session, your student will receive 25 hours of unique STEAM-based environmental instruction.

  • $225 = Non-Member Per Student Enrollment Fee 
  • $200 = Elachee Member* Per Student Enrollment Fee

*Elachee Membership must be active at the time of enrollment and remain current through the full program series.

Program Overview

Home school students, ages 5 to 11 years in Kindergarten through 5th grade, engage in an exploration of Georgia habitats and ecosystems. Monthly programs take place August through May. Unless stated otherwise (*), programs are the first Wednesday of the month from 1:30-4 p.m., at Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville, Ga.

Presented in a small group setting, programs combine indoor/outdoor exploration utilizing the incredible resources of Elachee Nature Science Center in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve. Elachee’s innovative environmental programming covers many grade-specific math and science standards. Students enjoy learning experiences that delve into ecological relationships, water study, biology, physics and more! 

2019-2020 Program Schedule, 1:30-4 p.m.

  • Aug 7, 2019: Bats of North Georgia
  • Sep 4, 2019: Chicopee Woods Fish
  • Oct 2, 2019: Naturalized vs. Native Species of Plants & Animals (Joro and Micrathena Spiders)
  • Nov 6, 2019: *Fall Birding Count (Program at Chicopee Lake DIRECTIONS)   
  • Dec 4, 2019: Rocks and Minerals on the Geology Trail
  • Jan 8, 2020: *Tree Trail Trekking (Second Wednesday in January)
  • Feb 5, 2020: Owl Prowling
  • Mar 4, 2020: Spring Wildflower Mapping
  • Apr 1, 2020: A Tale of Two Tortoises – Box Turtles and Gopher Tortoises of Georgia​      
  • May 6, 2020: Stream Ecology