Home School Program Series: Grades K-5
First Wednesday Program Series
OPEN HOUSE for Parents and Students: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon at Elachee Nature Science Center.
Enrollment for the 2018-2019 academic year is now open: REGISTER NOW
The per student enrollment fee covers Elachee’s accredited 9-session program series that runs September 2018 through May 2019. For less than $23 per session, your student will receive 22.5 hours of unique STEAM-based environmental instruction.
- $200 = Non-Member Per Student Enrollment Fee
- $175 = Elachee Member* Per Student Enrollment Fee
*Elachee Membership must be active at the time of enrollment and remain current through the full program series.
The First Wednesday Home School Program Series engages home school students, ages 5 to 11 years in Kindergarten through 5th grade, with an exploration of Georgia habitats and ecosystems.
Programs take place September 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 and nearby Lake Sidney Lanier.
Elachee’s innovative STEAM-based environmental programming covers many math and science standards. Students enjoy learning experiences that delve into ecological relationships, water study, astronomy, biology, physics and more!
2018-19 Program Schedule
Sep 5, 2018: *Bio-blitzing at Chicopee Lake
Oct 3, 2018: Pollination Party at Elachee
Nov 7, 2018: The 2% – Mammals in Northeast Georgia
Dec 5, 2018: The First Georgians – Prehistoric Indians in the Chicopee Woods
Jan 9, 2019: *New Year’s Cross-Preserve Hike
Feb 6, 2019: Orienteering
Mar 6, 2019: The 98% – Invertebrates in the Chicopee Woods
Apr 10, 2019: *Spring Bird Migration at Chicopee Lake
May 1, 2019: *Lake Lanier Aquatic Learning Center Program at River Forks Park