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  • Concrete Poured for New Education Center -     Concrete was poured for CEC’s new visitor and education center on November 26th! We want to thank Ernst Concrete for a discount and making this one of kind project possible! This new education center will expand Cope Environmental…
  • PRESS RELEASE: CEC KICK STARTS ‘BICENTENNIAL NATURE CENTER NETWORK’ - Press Release: Kids today are spending half as much time outdoors as they did 20 years ago (1) yet several studies have shown that children need plenty of time outdoors in order to be happy, healthy, and responsible individuals. Just…
  • CEC enters Construction Stage for New Sustainable Education Center - Cope Environmental Center (CEC) is entering into the construction stage for a 6000 square- foot new sustainable environmental education center, which is the first Living Building Challenge project registered in Indiana. The LBC certification requires that the most advanced measures…
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  • 2016 Toddler Time Schedule Released! - Every 3rd Wednesday Morning from April to October. 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 a hike. Children must be…
  • Upcoming Events & Programs - Spring School Programs Teachers, there is still time to sign up your classrooms for a field trip or an outreach program. http://www.copeenvironmental.org/programs/school-programs/ Spring Night Hike, Friday, March 4th, 8-10pm @ CEC Join us for our annual spring night hike! We…
  • 2016 Summer Camps Announced! - See our exciting Summer Adventure Programs for 2016! Check out our Summer Adventure Programs page http://www.copeenvironmental.org/programs/summer-programs/ for more information  on price, registration dates, and need based scholarships that are available!        
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  • CEC receives Partner in Education Award - CEC is excited to announce that it has received the ‘Partner in Education Award’ from the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce! The Partnership in Education award is presented to a business or organizations that has established a partnership that exemplifies…
  • Helen Cope, a Founder of CEC, has passed - Helen Marie Adolph Cope (Courtesy of the Pal-Item) Richmond, Ind. – Helen Marie Adolph Cope, age 95, of Richmond, died peacefully at Friends Fellowship Community on Sunday, December 13, 2015. She was born on April 10, 1920, in Jinan, China…
  • CEC’s Solar Panel Installer, Rectify Solar, Wins Emerging Business Award - CEC has been working with Phil Teague from Rectify Solar since last year. His business has placed high quality solar panels (Andalay Solar) on our Sustainable Living Demonstration Home and will be installing ones for our new building in the…