Elementary Home School Program Series

First Wednesday Home School 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. Full Year and Single Semester registrations are available. 

Program Overview

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 STEM-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!

2016-2017 Program Schedule and Topics PDF


Programs are 1:30-4 p.m.

  • September 7, 2016 – Snakes of North Georgia
  • October 5, 2016 – Fall Bird Migration
  • November 2, 2016 – Trees of the Chicopee Woods​ 
  • December 7, 2016 – Orienteering with a Holiday Twist


Programs are 1:30-4 p.m. except where noted.

  • January 4, 2017 – Celestial Wednesday: Astronomy
  • February 1, 2017 – Mammal Sample
  • March 1, 2017 – Amphibians of North Georgia
  • April 5, 2017 – Stream Ecology
  • May 3, 2017 – Lake Lanier Ecology (NOTE: Program is from 1-4:30 p.m.)

Home School Program Formats and Rates

2016-2017 ENROLLMENT for Elementary Students (Grades K-5)

REGISTER ONLINE or Download Registration Form PDF

  • FULL YEAR Program Enrollment: Pre-payment required.
    PROGRAM FEE: $130 per Student
    (Elachee Annual Family-level members receive a $30 discount at registration) 
  • Per SEMESTER Program Enrollment: Pre-payment required.
    PROGRAM FEE: $85 per Student, per Semester (Fall 2016, Spring 2017)
    (Elachee Annual Family-level members receive a $20 discount at registration)