UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Homespun Workshops

    Our fall homespun workshops are beginning already! Be sure to call and reserve your spot today. The first homespun workshop this fall will be Hot Water Bath Canning on September 15th! Also, be sure not to miss our annual Fall Night Hike on October 7th! Registration is required. Check out our Upcoming Events and Programs page for more information!

     

    Hot Water Bath Canning

  • FALL 2016 Toddler Time Schedule

    Every 3rd Wednesday Morning from year round. 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 takes place from 10-11am, and is $3 per child.

    LIMITED SPOTS, PLEASE CALL CEC TO REGISTER:

    765-855-3188

    Toddler Time themes for Fall 2016 are as follows:

    August 17th– The Friendly Forest

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

    October 19th– What Color is Fall?

    November 16th– Nature Underground

    December 14th– A Woodland Holiday!

     

     

     

  • 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/

    Back Home Again
    Our annual Gala will be taking place on August 27th. Check out our Gala page for more information! http://www.copeenvironmental.org/the-gala/

    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 15th
    Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
    Place: First English Lutheran Church, Richmond, IN
    Fee: $7 per person. Registration & payment required two days in advance.

    Next Indiana Campfire
    During this outing, a humanities scholar will lead attendees by foot, pausing to read aloud of the words of important Hoosier authors. Participants will conclude with a through-provoking conversation over food and drink around a campfire.
    Date: Thursday, September 29th
    Time: 6-8:30pm
    Place: CEC
    Fee: $10 Registration & payment required at copecampfire.eventbrite.com

    Fall Night Hike
    Join us for our annual fall night hike! We will search for night creatures, try to call in owls, and participate in some fun sensory games. Naturalist Russel Wright will be leading this enjoyable hike, so don’t miss the fun!
    Date: Friday, October 7th
    Time: 8-10pm
    Place: CEC
    Fee: $3 (non-members); FREE (members). Registration 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 20th
    Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
    Place: To be determined
    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: $5 per person. Registration & payment required two days in advance.

    Soap Making 101
    Come and participate in a hands-on class that will teach you the process of turning melted Base Oils and a Sodium Hydroxide solution in to a loaf of soap that you will be able to take home with you at the end of the class! This class will be taught by Brandy McClurg of SoapEquipment.com, a manufacturer of soap making equipment located in Hagerstown, IN! For examples, check out this link http://soapequipment.com/video/!
    Date: Wednesday, December 7th
    Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
    Place: CEC
    Fee: $50.00. Registration & payment required one week 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! Toddler Time runs from 10-11am and costs $3 per toddler. Registration is required. Please call Ruth at 765-855-3188 no later than Monday before the program. Toddler Time has a maximum of 15 toddlers. Themes for Toddler Times this fall are as follows:

     

    August 17th– The Friendly Forest

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

    October 19th– What Color is Fall?

    November 16th– Nature Underground

    December 14th– A Woodland Holiday!

    E-Waste Recycling, 3rd Sat of Every Month

    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!).