Fall Migratory Bird Hike

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It’s Homecoming Season! 

Join Earlham Ornithologist, Wendy Tori, as we search for fall migrants on their way to their winter homes! This event is open to EVERYONE, but we especially welcome Jim & Helen’s students visiting the area for Earlham’s Homecoming Celebration! Bring your binoculars, if you have them, and dress for the cool morning. We do have some extra sets of binoculars for you to borrow, too!

When: Sunday, October 26th – 7:30am

Cost: FREE!

CEC will provide morning snacks and hot drinks! Hope to see you bright and early! 

E-waste Recycling at Rosa’s Office Plus

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Cope Environmental Center and Rosa’s Office Plus will be partnering with Asset Recovery & Recycling and Shred Monkey to offer Monthly E-Waste Recycling.  Bring your e-waste, used toner cartridges, old cell phones, and documents to shred and recycle them at Rosa’s. This will be a monthly event taking place on the third Saturday of every month.  This event is open to everyone!
Date:  Every third Saturday of the month
Time:  9am-12pm
Place:  Rosa’s Office Supplies Plus- 20 S. 11th St, Richmond
Fee:  FREE for electronics recycling!  $5 per box for paper to be shredded and recycled.Electronics include TV’s, DVD players, computer hard-drives, monitors, and more. Click here for a list of acceptable items.

Call us if you have a questions about what can and can’t be recycled! (765) 855-3188

 

2014 Homespun Workshops

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Have you ever wanted to grow your own organic fruits and veggies?  Does canning sound like a great idea, but a little scary (you know…boutulism)?  Want to make your house as energy efficient as possible?  Join us for our exciting Homespun Programs in 2014!Times/locations may vary as needed.

October 15th          “Building Blocks of Biodiesel”
@ CEC                            6:00-7:30pm

November 19th     “Smart Shopping: Environment”  
@ Meijer                         5:30-7:00pm

December 17th     “Conserving Energy in your Home”  
@ TBA                            TBA

Fee: $5 per class; $50 for all classes/non-member rate; $40 for all sessions/member rate; please pre-pay by sending check or cash. (no refunds for cancellations made less than 7 days before program.)

Learn about becoming a member here

Registration: Registration required due to materials needed for each session.  Please contact Aubrey at 765-855-3188 or email a.blue@copeenvironmental.org

Thanks to West End Bank for sponsoring this workshop series and Perpetual Recycling Solutions for sponsoring all Sustainability Education at CEC!  We couldn’t do it without you!

 

Toddler Time!

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You’re never too young to enjoy nature!

tatum at toddler timeJoin us for monthly Toddler Time where kids explore the outdoors of CEC through a story, hands-on activities, crafts, and a hike. Programs are 1 hour long. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to dress for the weather! Toddler Time happens rain or shine :)

Program Cost: $3 per child. Pre-register by calling Mary Jones at (765) 855-3188.

THERE WILL BE NO MORE TODDLER TIMES UNTIL 2015! See below for details.

 

Toddler Time occurs every THIRD Wednesday of the month, March – October 2015 from 10-11 am.  Program dates and themes can be found below:

March 18th – “Winter Wonders” Reading: It’s Winter! (by Linda Glaser)

April 15th –  “Spring Fling” Reading: Earth, Sky, Wet, Dry: A Book of Nature Opposites (by Durga Bernhard)

May 10th –  “Little Tree Huggers” Reading: The Busy Tree (by Jennifer Ward)

June 17th – “You Can ‘Count’ on Nature!” Reading: Look Whooo’s Counting (by Susie MacDonald)

July 15th – “Wild Wetlands” Reading: Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond (by Mary Quattlebaum)

August 19th – “Pretty Little Prairies” Reading:  In the Tall, Tall Grass (by Denise Fleming)

September 16th – “Amazing Arachnids” Reading: The Very Busy Spider (by Eric Carle)

October 21st – “‘Fall’-ing Asleep” Reading: Time to Sleep (by Denise Fleming)