Mission and Vision

Elachee’s Guiding Principles

Elachee Nature Science Center promotes environmental understanding through education and conservation.

Our Vision

For Sustainability


Elachee seeks to instill an appreciation, understanding and concern for the natural world by fostering an interest in personal commitment to preserving our natural resources and the environment for future generations to enjoy.

Elachee will become a national, model environmental education center of excellence building an environmentally literate society capable of sustaining a healthy world for all living things by:

  • Integrating environmental education into all learning;
  • Offering substantive programs and exhibits;
  • Reaching larger, diverse audiences; and
  • Managing the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve.

“Restoring and maintaining the biodiversity of the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve is Elachee’s priority. This resource will serve as an invaluable green space in an urban setting, providing education and recreation for generations.”  – Andrea O. Timpone