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  • 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,…
  • CEC’s Tomorrow - Several years ago, Cope Environmental Center underwent an intensive planning period to determine the direction of programming and our facilities.  The result was a comprehensive living document that helps to guide us through organizational decisions.  CEC’s long-range plan includes strategies…
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  • Toddler Time, May 20th! - “Little Tree Huggers” Reading: The Busy Tree (by Jennifer Ward), May 20th, 10-11am. You’re never too young to enjoy nature! Join us for monthly Toddler Time where kids explore the outdoors of CEC through a story, hands-on activities, crafts, and…
  • Homespun Workshop-May 14th - {Garden Planning and Planting} Join us May 14th, from 5:30-7:30pm, and improve upon your gardening knowledge and techniques! You will learn about companion planting, critter control the natural way, starting seeds from previous years crops, natural fertilizers and putting the…
  • 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…
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  • Over 300 Volunteer on Earth Day! -             Around 300 freshman from Richmond High School came to volunteer at Cope Environmental Center on Earth Day 2015! They worked very hard in some chilly temperatures and accomplished much! They planted several hundred trees,…
  • Celebrating 95 w/ a Historic Groundbreaking! - On Friday, April 10th, at 3:30pm, approximately 250 people came to celebrate Helen Cope’s 95th Birthday in conjunction with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new educational and orientation building at CEC in her honor. Both events were historical–one celebrated the…
  • 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…