The Elachee Nature Science Center is a true Gainesville treasure that welcomes over 65,000 visitors each year. Located in the in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve, it is part of the 6,000-acre upper Walnut Creek watershed and is the transition zone marking the northern boundary of the Southern Piedmont and the southern boundary of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The Elachee Nature Science Center has a rich legacy of building environmental literacy for Georgians of all ages. The center is the only SACS/AdvancEd-accredited nature center in the Southeastern U.S. The center provides a dynamic backdrop for adults, students and families to tour and learn about nature. The center participates with School Programs and Field Trips, and also hosts the “Elachee Nature Academy”. You can also get your children involved in “Camp Elachee”, an outdoor school break camp for pre-k through middle school ages.
The Elachee Nature Science Center is dedicated in educating conservation and sustainability. All of their programs and resources rely on earned income and tax-deductible donations, planned gifts, grants and fundraising events to fund operations. For more information about the center, camps, and open times, please visit www.elachee.org.