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  • Courage, Brains and Muscle: Our Environmental Champions - Check out this environmental documentary (link below) featuring former First Lady Judy O’Bannon as she travels the state in search of environmental champions. Watch and learn as she discovers creative individuals who are successfully improving sustainability and reducing pollution in…
  • Students benefit from connections to nature - Providing students with opportunities to engage with nature has multiple benefits—scholastically, emotionally and physically.  Expanding a child’s understanding of our natural world can help him or her appreciate nature so that they want to help care for it. The time…
  • Life as a Volunteer - Life As A Volunteer Hello everyone, I am Tommy Fordonski. I have been volunteering at Cope Environmental Center since last August. I became involved with Cope for volunteering through one of the high school class I take at Centerville Senior…
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  • CEC Upcoming Programs & Events for March - Hello, everyone! Want to help make our dream of becoming Living Building Challenge (LBC)-certified come true? If you have visited our new Sustainable Education Building would you mind taking a quick survey about the beauty of our building (i.e. did…
  • Jack is Back: Going Wild for Wildlife - Featuring Jack Hanna at the Wayne County Fairgrounds Cope Environmental Center (CEC) is excited to welcome Jack Hanna back to Richmond, Ind. Going Wild for Wildlife, featuring Jack Hanna, makes its third appearance in the area as a community-wide program.…
  • Family Maple Syrup Day 2019 - Are you ready for Family Maple Syrup Day? Register Now! All ages welcome. Registration ends February 6, 2019. Call us or fill out the form below! Travel back in time to discover how maple syrup was made by Native Americans and early…
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  • CEC Announces New Executive Director - Centerville, IN (11/8/2018)-  Long-time Cope employee Traci Lewis has been named executive director of Cope Environmental Center (CEC). The CEC board conducted a national search but found the perfect candidate right at Cope. The board noted that Lewis’ dedication and…
  • What’s the buzz about bees? -     Thanks to our bee sponsor:  
  • Gardening Efforts Continue at CEC - Get Outside-Grow has been very busy this winter! Check out what we’ve been up to: First we planted some little seeds.                 Then they sprouted! Hooray!              …