• Alternative Gift Fair, Sat, 12-3pm, December 5th

    Alternative Gift Fair, Sat, 12-3pm, December 5th @ Morrisson-Reeves Library

    Let your family know that you don’t need another tie for Christmas…you want a meaningful donation to be made to your favorite cause in your honor! Find the perfect holiday gift for anyone on your list at the 10th Annual Alternative Gift Fair. Instead of browsing shelves, shoppers will browse through tables of charities. Purchase outdoor experiences for area classrooms, art supplies for after-school programs or food for needy animals. It’s a great way to tailor your gift to your loved one’s favorite cause! (The Alternative Gift Fair is not a project of Cope Environmental Center, but the Center is very proud to be a small part of this effort!) Please visit the Wayne County Alternative Gift Fair page for more information.



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  • 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
    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