Program Formats

and Rates
COVID-19 Preparedness Protocol

For the health of our community and to protect those most vulnerable in our lives, Elachee recommends that all visitors follow CDC guidance with regard to wearing masks.

If your group has additional COVID-19 requirements, please discuss with the registrar at the time of booking.

Field Trips to Elachee

2-Hour Field Trip Program

MOST Popular Choice!

RATES: $12 Per Participant – Requires a $175 Minimum.
Note for PreK-12 Bookings: No Charge for Teacher(s)

DESCRIPTION: Enjoy a classroom presentation at Elachee Nature Science Center and a hike in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve. Or depending on the program, choose an outdoor program.

IF NEEDED, Reserve Picnic Areas for Your Group
When you visit Elachee for a field trip, your group may bring sack lunches and use a picnic area after your scheduled program. On your Elachee Program Scheduling Request, remember to reserve a picnic area for lunch.
Elachee does not provide food or beverages. Groups must remove their trash – Pack It In. Pack It Out. Leave No Trace.

4-Hour Field Trip Program

Best of both worlds, two programs in one.

 

RATES: $18 Per Participant – Requires a $275 Minimum
Note for PreK-12 Bookings: No Charge for Teacher(s),

DESCRIPTION: Participants benefit from combining two separate 2-hour programs that include classroom presentations and Elachee Nature Science Center and hikes in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve.

IF NEEDED, Reserve Picnic Areas for Your Group
When you visit Elachee for a field trip, your group may bring sack lunches and use a picnic area after your scheduled program. On your Elachee Program Scheduling Request, remember to reserve a picnic area for lunch.

Elachee does not provide food or beverages. Groups must remove their trash – Pack It In. Pack It Out. Leave No Trace.

1-Hour Field Trip Program

Great for summer or after school group excursions.

RATES: $8 Per Participant – Requires a $100 Minimum
Note for PreK-12 Bookings: No Charge for Teacher(s)

DESCRIPTION: Stretch your legs and minds with an interpretive hike in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve, or choose a classroom program at Elachee Nature Science Center.

IF NEEDED, Reserve Picnic Areas for Your Group
When you visit Elachee for a field trip, your group may bring sack lunches and use a picnic area after your scheduled program. On your Elachee Program Scheduling Request, remember to reserve a picnic area for lunch.
Elachee does not provide food or beverages. Groups must remove their trash – Pack It In. Pack It Out. Leave No Trace.

Elachee Meets PreK-12 Funding Requirements
  • Title I, Part A
  • Title IV, Part A
  • Perkins V
  • ESSER Funding
  • 21st Century Learning Centers

Aquatic Study Field Trips

Lake Lanier Aquatic Studies

Two (2) Program Options at the Lake Lanier Aquatic Learning Center (LLALC)

Students climb aboard the LLALC floating classroom, Chota Princess II, for a hands-on exploration of Lake Sidney Lanier.

  • 2-Hour LLALC Program RATES: $16 Per Participant – Requires a $320 Minimum
  • 3-Hour LLALC Program RATES: $20 Per Participant – Requires a $400 Minimum
  • Note for PreK-12 Bookings: No Charge for Teacher(s)

PROGRAM LOCATION: River Forks Park, 3500 Keith Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30504

PROGRAM PARTNERSHIP: Elachee Nature Science Center conducts the LLALC program in partnership with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and the Hall County Parks and Leisure Services.

PreK-12 ROGRAM ASSISTANCE: Title I schools are eligible for financial aid consideration for the LLALC program, courtesy of Elachee’s program partner Chattahoochee River Keeper. Call Elachee for details, 770-535-1976.

We All Live Downstream

2-Part Program – Custom Outreach and Lake Lanier Aquatic Studies

Elachee combines a custom-designed Outreach Program with a 3-hour Lake Lanier Aquatic Studies program and cruise aboard the Lake Lanier Aquatic Learning Center* (LLALC) floating classroom, Chota Princess II.

RATES: $22 Per Participant – Requires a $440 Minimum
Note for PreK-12 Bookings: No Charge for Teacher(s)

*LLALC PROGRAM LOCATION: River Forks Park, 3500 Keith Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30504

PROGRAM PARTNERSHIP: Elachee Nature Science Center conducts the LLALC program in partnership with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and the Hall County Parks and Leisure Services.

PreK-12 PROGRAM ASSISTANCE: Title I schools are eligible for financial aid consideration for the LLALC program, courtesy of Elachee’s program partner Chattahoochee River Keeper. Call Elachee for details, 770-535-1976.

Elachee Outreach Programming

Elachee in Your Classroom

Take a field trip without leaving your campus!

Elachee’s talented and travel-tested instructors bring supplemental environmental education curriculum to you!

  • DAY RATES: $150 per 1-Hour Program
    (2 Program Minimum), plus $0.65 per round-trip mile
  • PreK-12 EVENING RATES: $200 per 1-Hour Program
    (2 Program Minimum), plus $0.65 per round-trip mile
Interactive Distance Learning

Online Learning Option

Elachee has packaged a limited selection of topics, presented as a combined video program and live virtual interaction with an Elachee instructor. Contact the Elachee Registrar for availability and details, 770-535-1976.

Cancellation Policy

Call 770-535-1976 or CONTACT US

  • Weather: All programs take place rain or shine. Elachee plans alternative curriculum in the event of inclement weather.
  • Reschedule/Cancel: You may reschedule your program (if space is available) or cancel up to four (4) weeks before your originally confirmed date without penalty.
  • Late Cancellation Fee: Elachee will charge 50 percent (50%) of the scheduled program fee for cancellations without at least a four-week notice.