UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Fall Foliage 5K/10K is Saturday, October 17th

    The Fall Foliage 5K/10K is Saturday, October 17th! This a great run during peak fall colors and helps to raise funds for Cope Environmental Center in order to connect more kids with nature! ttp://wcchallenge.org/fallfoliage.html You can also find the entry form here: http://wcchallenge.org/2015_Fall_Foliage_entry.pdf

  • Toddler Time is August 19th!

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

    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 accompanied by an adult. Be sure to dress for the weather! Toddler Time happens rain or shine :)

    Toddler Time is every 3rd Wednesday from March-October 2015, 10-11am, $3 per Child.

     

  • Backyard Herbs (Workshop)- Sept 10th

    Backyard Herbs- In this class you will learn that your own backyard abounds in useful medicinal plants. Weeds really are our friends…so come find out why! Is it a weed or is it an herb? You decide. Thurs, Sept 10th 6-8pm, $7/person @ CEC


     

     

     

     

  • Upcoming Events & Programs Listing
  • Spring Flower Photography Class

    Get out of the house and witness the first signs of spring at Cope Environmental Center! Join Toschlog Photograph on Thursday April 9th from 5:30-7:30pm as one of our Homespun Workshop Series and learn the general understanding of what is needed before and during the exposure to capture that perfect image. We will be outdoors, weather permitting, even if it has just rained, as that can make for some great pictures. Please feel free to bring your camera, even if it’s just a smartphone. This will be a hands-on program so you can get the full impact of how you can take better nature and outdoor photographs. This program will not cover post production and editing with software. It is $5 a person. Contact Aubrey at a.blue@copeenvironmental.org or 765.855.3188 to preregister. See you there!

  • Toddler Time!

    Toddler Time, Spring Fling, is Wed, April 15th 10-11am! 

    (March-October 2015) 10-11am, $3 per Child. 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 accompanied by an adult. Be sure to dress for the weather! Toddler Time happens rain or shine :)

     

    We will be reading “Earth, Sky, Wet, Dry: A Book of Nature Opposites” by Durga Bernhard

    Please Register by contacting Aubrey at 765-855-3188 or a.blue@copeenvironmental.org!

     

  • Upcoming Nature Hikes!

    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!

     

  • 2015 Homespun Workshops
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    Basic Description:

    Our Homespun Workshops will be returning again in 2015 with all new topics!  Learn about attracting birds to your yard and making your own bird feed, how to photograph nature, or even how to start your garden (and when/how to plant).  Those are just a few of the topics that we will be covering.  Please know that times and locations may change as needed. Some classes may end a little early or go a little late.  These are on the 2nd Thursdays of each month other than the Biodisel Workshop in August.

    Dates:

    March 12th          “This Class is For the Birds”    ***$7/person***
    We will go over what native plants to use to attract birds to your yard, what houses and feeders are good to use, how to make your own bird feed, great apps and resource books, deterring pest critters and MORE!
    @ CEC                         6:00-8:00pm

    April 9th               “Photographing Spring Blossoms and Nature” Led by Jerry Toschlog

    This program covers the general understanding of what is needed before and during the exposure to capture that perfect image.

    We will be outdoors, weather permitting, even if it is chilly, or has just rained, as that can make for some great pictures. Please feel free to bring your camera, even if it’s just a smartphone. This will be a hands-on program so you can get the full impact of how you can take better nature and outdoor photographs.

    This program will not cover post production and editing with software.
    @ CEC                         5:30-7:30pm

    May 14th               “Garden Planning and Planting”
    Join us at Cec this spring as we discuss companion planting, critter control the natural way, starting seeds from previous years crops, natural fertilizers and putting the garden “to bed” for winter. Our gardens feed our volunteers and donate 50-100 pounds a year to local food panties. This is hands on-we will have our plants and companion charts ready for you to help us plant and learn many great garden tips as we plant the CEC garden.  Be prepared to get dirty!  If you are not able to plant with us, we will have chairs available around the garden–please let us know before hand.
    @ CEC                         5:30-7:30pm

    June 11th      “CHEESEmaking 101”

    Learn the simple basics of this age-old art and take home the cheese!  A list of supplies will be given to you when you sign up.
    @ TBA                         5:30-7:30pm
    ***$7/person***

    July 9th                    “Creating the Colors of Nature                                                  with Natural Dyes”

    Join Sam from Ply Fiber Arts for this introductory workshop on the world of natural dyes. You will learn the basics of sourcing dyes, many of which can be grown in your own garden or found during an afternoon hike in the woods, as well as creating your first dyepot. Natural dyes can be used for dyeing fabric, yarn, fiber, paper, and more in a sustainable manner.
    @ CEC                         6:00-8:00pm
    ***$7/person***

     

    September 10th         “Backyard Herbs”
    ***$7/person***

    In this class you will learn that your own backyard abounds in useful medicinal plants.  Weeds really are our friends…so come find out why!  Is it a weed or is it an herb?  You decide.
    @ CEC                         6:00-8:00pm

    Fee:

    $5 per class***unless otherwise noted***; $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:

    Pre-registration required due to materials needed for each session.  REGISTRATION CLOSES ONE WEEK PRIOR TO EACH PROGRAM.  Please contact Aubrey at 765-855-3188 or email a.blue@copeenvironmental.org.  All programs have a minimum of 5 people.

     

     

     Thank you to our Sponsors!

    Ply Fiber

     

     

    Toschlog photography

     

    Artistry Farm

     

     

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  • Night Hike at Cope Environmental Center
     
    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! Call Aubrey at 765-855-3188.

     

  • Family Earth Day Celebration

    Celebrate Earth Day!

    On Saturday, April 25th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm come celebrate our amazing planet, the life it supports, and what our community is doing to protect it at Family Earth Day Celebration!

    It will be held at the Richmond Family YMCA, 1215 South J Street, Richmond, IN 47374.

    This FREE event will feature fun games and activities for all ages, information from Earth-friendly organizations and  non-profits, and two hour-long animal shows. Don’t miss the fun!

    If you would like to have a booth, please go to:  http://www.copeenvironmental.org/family-earth-day-celebration-booth-form/