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  • A Groundbreaking Event! Friday, April 10th 3:30pm - Helen Cope, one of the founders of Cope Environmental Center (CEC) and a Centerville High School biology teacher for 15 years, is turning 95! A birthday celebration will be opened to the public on April 10th following a groundbreaking ceremony…
  • Governor Pence Announces Bicentennial Legacy Conservation Area - “We believe these conservation areas … will have the potential to serve as a national model for future land and water landscape protection across the United States of America, and that’s our aim.” - Governor Mike Pence The Announcement On…
  • Plans for Expansion - Ready, Set, GROW! CEC announces plans to build a new, sustainable environmental education center to better serve the Whitewater Valley and beyond! A new facility will expand Cope Environmental Center’s capacity for environmental programs, serve as a community gathering space,…
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  • Spring Migration Bird Hikes Every Tuesday @ 7am! - Wake up with Cope Environmental Center and see and learn about birds of Indiana and those who are just passing through during the spring migration!  No birding experience needed for these casual hikes with local enthusiasts Jim Seany and Ron…
  • Night Hike - Join us for our annual spring night hike!  We will search for night creatures, try to call in owls and participate in a some fun sensory games.  Naturalist Russ Wright will be leading this exciting hike, don’t miss the fun!…
  • Spring Flower Photography Class - Get out of the house and witness the first signs of spring at Cope Environmental Center! Join Toschlog Photograph on Thursday April 9th from 5:30-7:30pm as one of our Homespun Workshop Series and learn the general understanding of what is…
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  • 4 Ways Nature Improves the Lives of Kids - There are thousands of products being made right now specifically geared to please and entertain your little ones. Interactive toys, shows, and games are all presented to help aid in their development, and often times, we parents choose these forms…
  • Congratulations to Marty Hancock! -               Congrats to Marty Hancock of Kicks 96 who won our competition to rename our newsletter! We had over 60 great entries (!), but Marty’s title, “The Eco-type” won out! Marty was awarded a…
  • Teacher Treats! - CEC’s program staff is kicking off a new end-of-the month tradition–giving away goodies to our awesome teachers! This month (September): The first teacher to schedule a field trip with CEC that references this post will win a set of four CEC…