UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 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 accompanied by an adult. Be sure to dress for the weather! Toddler Time happens rain or shine! (April-October 2016) 10-11am, $3 per Child.

    LIMITED SPOTS, PLEASE CALL CEC TO REGISTER:

    765-855-3188

    April 20th– Here We Grow!

    May 18th– Snakes Alive!

    June 15th– Once Upon a Pond

    July 20th– What about Bugs?

    August 17th– The Friendly Forest

    September 21st– Trees and Bees & Apples, Oh My!

     

     

     

  • Upcoming Events & Programs

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    School Programs

    Teachers, now is the time to sign up your classrooms for a field trip or an outreach program! http://www.copeenvironmental.org/programs/school-programs/

    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 19th-May 24th
    Time: 7:30am
    Place: CEC
    Fee: Free!
    Registration: Not required

    Gardening Homespun Workshop
    Come and learn about composting, garden layouts, and the best techniques for having a thriving garden. You will also help plant CEC’s garden!
    Date: Thursday, May 12th
    Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
    Place: CEC
    Fee: $5 per person. Registration & payment required two days in advance.

    Water Feature Construction
    Come and learn about designing, constructing and repairing various size water features. Water features can range from desktop to landscape ponds and creeks. It is a way to beautify but also provide a habitat for wildlife.
    Date: Thursday, June 9th
    Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
    Place: CEC
    Fee: $7 per person. Registration & payment required two days in advance.

    Soap Making 101
    Come and learn about the basics of soap making from Brandy McClurg of SoapEquipment.com, a manufacturer of soap making equipment located in Hagerstown, Indiana! http://soapequipment.com/video/
    Date: Thursday, August 11th
    Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
    Place: CEC
    Fee: To be determined. Registration & payment required two days in advance.

    Hot Water Bath Canning
    Come and learn about preserving food using hot water and submerging jarred food in the boiling water for a period of time. This method is used for food with a level of acidity. It is one step toward self-sufficiency.
    Date: Thursday, September 8th
    Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
    Place: CEC
    Fee: $7 per person. Registration & payment required two days in advance.

    Pressure Canning
    Come and learn about preserving food using a pressure cooker canner and heating jarred food to pressurize air out of the jars to seal. This method is used for food with no acid content. It is another step toward self-sufficiency.
    Date: Thursday, October 13th
    Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
    Place: CEC
    Fee: $7 per person. Registration & payment required two days in advance.

    Invasive Plants of Indiana
    Come and learn about invasive plants that are taking over our forests. An “invasive” plant is a non-native plant that infest natural area and causes environmental or economic harm, or harm to human health. Invasive plants harm agriculture, wildlife, pollinators (bees, etc) rare wildflowers, home gardening/landscaping and decrease your ability to hunt, fish, mushroom collect, bird-watch, and many other recreational pursuits. This workshop will be hands-on, and you will learn about the most effective methods in eliminate invasive plants.
    Date: Thursday, November 10th
    Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
    Place: CEC
    Fee: $7 per person. Registration & payment required two days in advance.

    Toddler Times 2016

    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!

    April 20th– Here We Grow!

    May 18th– Snakes Alive!

    June 15th– Once Upon a Pond

    July 20th– What about Bugs?

    August 17th– The Friendly Forest

    September 21st– Trees and Bees & Apples, Oh My!

    E-Waste Recycling, 3rd Sat of Every Month ( Jan 16th)

    Rosa’s Office Plus has partnered with Cope Environmental Center! Come to Rosa’s every third Saturday to recycle your e-waste, used toner cartridges, old cell phones, and documents to shred.

    *PLEASE NOTE*  There is a $5 charge per box of paper for shredding due to expenses we incur on this service.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 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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  • Upcoming Events & Programs Listing
  • 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!

     

  • 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/

  • E-waste Recycling at Rosa’s Office Plus
    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

     

  • 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, 2015
    Time:
    10am-12pm
    Place: 
    CEC
    Fee: 
    $3/person
    Registration:
    Not required (but preferred!).

     

  • Family Maple Syrup

    Travel back in time to discover how maple syrup was made by Native Americans and early  settlers.  Next, make your way to the sap house (constructed of reclaimed materials) for a  lesson in maple syrup production in today’s world.  All participants will finish the morning  with a pancake lunch and get to use local maple syrup!

     

    Date: Saturday, March 7th
    Time: 10am-12pm with a breakfast after program
    Place: Cope Environmental Center
    Fee: $8 non member adult;    $5 non member child (12 & under)
    $5 member adult;  $4 member child (12 & under)
    Registration: Registration required as we have a maximum of 20 people.

    Click here to learn about becoming a member.
    Please contact Aubrey at 765-855-3188 or email a.blue@copeenvironmental.org