Fall Foliage 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run

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Sign up for CEC’s annual  Fall Foliage 5K/10K run now!

The course begins on paved road, transitions to gravel and then quickly to narrower grass/mulch and hard packed trail.  There are exposed roots and trip hazards; trail may be muddy if there is rain.  To register, complete the form found at www.wcchallenge.org or register at www.active.com and search “Cope Environmental Center.” You can also print out the form here.

Date: Saturday, October 18th, 2014
Time: 7:30am  Registration/Packet pickup —- 9:00am  Race Starts
Place: Cope Environmental Center
Fee: $20 before October 13th; $25 after October 13th and day of race
Awards: 5K race:  1st-3rd overall male & female winners and 1st-3rd male & female age group awards. 10K race:  1st-3rd overall winners only NO AGE GROUP AWARDS FOR 10K RACE

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Night Hike at Cope Environmental Center

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Join us for our annual fall 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, September 26th
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.


Toddler Time!

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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. 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.

Toddler Time occurs every THIRD Wednesday of the month, March – October 2014 from 10-11 am.  Upcoming program dates and themes can be found below:

LAST ONE OF 2014!!

October 15th: All About Apples! (reading The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons AND making apple cider!)

Medicine Walk

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 A giant Tulip Poplar tree in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest 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 through the guidance of Teri Wiggans. 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.Part of the day is spent in solitude with a specific task in nature and part is spent together in a small group council where we cover a variety of topics:1.  The Native American Four Directions
2.  Each individual’s intentions/hopes for the day
3.  Share ways of seeking guidance, healing and intimacy with nature
4.  Help in understanding and applying nature’s offerings to you during your solo time
5.  Share “your story” with others upon return.

Date:  Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Time: 10am-2pm
Place: Cope Environmental Center
Fee: $25 for non-members; $20 members
What to Bring:  Bag lunch, refillable water bottle, camp chair, journal/notebook, and pen/pencil.
Registration: Registration required.  Minimum of 4 people and maximum of 12. Call Aubrey at 765-855-3188.


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!