Hikes

Medicine Walk at Cope Environmental Center
with Guide, Teri Wiggans

When: Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
What to bring: Water, a journal or notebook, pen and camp chair
To Register: Call Aubrey at Cope Environmental Center: 765.855.3188
Cost: Non-members $15 and Members $10 (all fees will go to Cope Environmental Center)

If you are looking for a break from the busyness of daily life, join us for a restorative, playful day in a stunning natural setting at Cope Environmental Center. A Medicine Walk is a way to mark a point of change in your life or to seek insight or support with specific questions or difficulties. It can be particularly helpful if you are:
• In a transition in your life
• Desiring a powerful way to explore particular issues/difficulties
• Ready to slow down and reflect on what is meaningful to you
Part of the day is spent in solitude with a specific task in nature and part is spent together in group council where we will learn about the Native American Four Directions, clarify each person’s intentions for the day, learn ways to seek guidance and healing with nature and share “your story” with others upon return to council.

Teri Wiggans has been a guide for 4 years with WomanQuest, a non-profit organization which leads Medicine Walks and introduces participants to a 5 day vision quest in the mountains of North Carolina. She has currently re-located to Richmond and is pleased to be able to work with Cope Environmental Center to offer the Medicine Walk.

 

Stay tuned for more upcoming hikes! We do wildflower hikes, bird hikes, photography hikes, night hikes, and many others! You can also form your own group and hike the grounds. Our trails are open from dawn til dusk, 7 days a week. Contact Aubrey Blue, our Program Director, if you are interested in leading a hike!

(Past Hikes in 2015)

General Wildflower Hike
Take a stroll with us as we search for wildflowers at CEC!
Wildflower enthusiast Russ Wright will lead the way.  Don’t forget to bring your ID books and cameras!
Date:  Saturday, April 11th
Time: 10am-12pm
Place:  CEC
Fee:  $3/person
Registration: Not required (but preferred!)

Spring Migration Bird Hikes 
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 Williams.
Dates:  Tuesday Mornings, April 14th-May 26th
Time: 7am
Place:  CEC
Fee:  Free!
Registration: Not required

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!

Date: Friday, April 17th
Time: 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Place: Cope Environmental Center
Fee: $5 for non-members; $3 members
Registration: Registration required!