Gainesville's Natural Playground
Elachee is a regional environmental education center and recreation destination to unplug, reconnect with nature and learn.
Educating for Today
As the only SACS/AdvancEd-accredited nature center in the Southeastern U.S., 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 STEM-based, PreK-12 environmental education classes parallel Georgia Performance Standards. LEARN MORE
- 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. LEARN MORE
- Camp Elachee
School break camp adventures get children Pre-K through middle school outdoors to make cherished memories! LEARN MORE
- Public Programs
Elachee’s captivating life-long learning opportunities and family-friendly special events highlight the wonders of science and nature. LEARN MORE
Preserving for Tomorrow
For nearly 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 Nature Preserve are joint efforts with Elachee volunteers and the community to protect its ecosystem and to promote environmental stewardship. LEARN MORE
- 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. MORE
Elachee relies on earned income and tax-deductible donations, planned gifts, grants and fundraising events to fund operations. (Taxpayer ID# 58-1643768) WAYS TO HELP