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  • Curriculum from Ball State University Students - Taken from http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/indiana/newsroom/ball-state-univ-and-childrens-park.xml Centerville, Indiana¬†|¬†December 02, 2016 A team of social studies students at Ball State University have channeled their inner child to create a series of activities that will help elementary students engage with nature. The college students worked…
  • Holiday Sustainability 301 -     Not only is it good to support small business, but it’s also generally more sustainable! Local businesses generally buy from other local businesses, cutting down on emissions and gas usage from transportation of products. Small businesses are also…
  • Holiday Sustainability 201 -     As they say, time is money! So spend your valuable time helping your friends and family this year as a gift! Make a coupon for a free garage cleaning, or volunteer to help your parents move! We all…
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  • 2017 Summer Adventure Programs Announced! -     Registration opens soon, so be sure to check out our Summer Adventure Program page! Programs are for children ages Pre-K-8th grade. Opportunities for older children to volunteer as “Junior Rangers” are available as well! Check out http://www.copeenvironmental.org/programs/summer-programs/ for…
  • Toddler Times 2017 Announced -   Join us monthly where kids explore the outdoors of CEC through a story, hands-on-activities, crafts, and a hike. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to dress for the weather! Toddler Time happens rain or shine! Time:…
  • Soapmaking 101 - Clean up your Christmas shopping early with our next homespun workshop: Soapmaking 101! Brandy McClurg from soapequipment.com will be hosting a workshop on how to make your own soap. Come to Cope from 5:30-8:30 pm on Wednesday, December 7th, and…
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  • A Look Inside Our New Building -     Check out these photos of our new building, then come on over in person to get your personal tour! A view of our hand-made cabinets and counter tops in the volunteer vestibule. Looking east down the Lingle Nature…
  • Christmas Tree Recycling -   Not sure what to do with your old Christmas tree? Bring it on over to Cope! Recycle your tree at CEC and go green this holiday season! We’ll take it off your hands and mulch it for our trails!…
  • Why I Love This Animal: Poetry Contest - The Children of Indiana Nature Park presents another artistic opportunity for your child! A poetry contest! The Why I Love This Animal poetry contest encourages children not only to get outside, but to also experience and process the outdoors through…