Elachee is a regional environmental education center and recreation destination to unplug, reconnect with nature and learn.
Educating for Today
As the only SACS/Cognia-accredited nature center in the southeastern United States, Elachee provides a dynamic backdrop for students, adults and families to encounter and learn about the Earth’s magic.
- School Programs and Field Trips
Elachee’s quality STEAM-based, PreK-12 environmental education classes parallel Georgia Performance Standards.
- Elachee Nature Academy
With a discovery-based curriculum and low teacher/student ratios, students in Pre-K, Kindergarten-1st Grade spend 50 percent of their day in outdoor exploration.
- Camp Elachee
School break camp adventures get children Pre-K through middle school outdoors to make cherished memories!
- Public Programs
Elachee’s captivating adult learning opportunities and family-friendly special events highlight the wonders of science and nature.
Preserving for Tomorrow
For over four decades, Elachee and its devoted community partners have worked tirelessly to build a sustainable legacy for future generations to enjoy.
- Trustee in Perpetuity
Elachee is legally responsible for protecting and preserving over 1,900 acres within the Chicopee Woods Area Park. READ MORE
Ongoing conservation projects in the 1,440-acre Nature Preserve are joint efforts with Elachee volunteers and the community to protect its ecosystem and to promote environmental stewardship.
- Important Designations
Elachee has secured key designations such as the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve’s status as an Audubon Important Bird Area and as part of the national Old-Growth Forest Network.
Elachee relies on earned income and tax-deductible donations, planned gifts, grants and fundraising events to fund operations. (Taxpayer ID# 58-1643768)