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We encourage all community members to carpool to these events as on-site parking is limited.

Toddler Times

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! Time: 10-11 AM  Place: CEC  Fee: $3 per toddler Registration: Required by the Monday before the program.

Oct. 17 Harvest Happenings
Nov. 14 We’re Thankful For Nature
Dec. 19 Colder Climates

Check back for more Toddler Time announcements!

 

Stella Witte Art Exhibit: Paintings That Make You Smile

A new art exhibit has opened at Cope Environmental Center: Paintings That Make You Smile by Stella Witte

Stella is a local artist from Richmond, IN, and has been bringing joy to the community through her paintings for the past three years. During that time, her work has been showcased at many local businesses, including First Bank, Kyle’s Auto, Habitat for Humanity, and the Centerville Library (permanent collection).

This exhibit is open to the public from  Aug. 7 – Oct. 31, 2018
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sat. 10-2 PM
Place: 1730 Airport Road in Centerville, IN 47330 in the M.C. Davis Gathering Place

 

Toddler Time: Harvest Happenings

You are 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.

Date: Wednesday, October 17
Time: 10:00-11:00 AM
Place: CEC
Registration: Required by Monday October 15, 2018 (contact Alex at a.estes@copeenvironmental.org)
Fee: $3.00 per child

2018 Fall Foliage 5K/10K

The Fall Foliage 5K/10K will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at Cope Environmental Center!

Whether you decide to walk or run, this event will help to raise funds for CEC’s Education Programs. Your participation in this event will help connect more kids and families to nature, as well as help them live fuller, more healthy lives!

Here are a runner’s comments on the course: “A beautiful course at the Cope Environmental Center during peak fall colors. A combination of roads and trails. The trails are narrow in some places, but there is plenty of great scenery.” 

This is an official Wayne County Challenge Race. Participants will receive WCC points.

To register for this event:

Complete and mail in our 2018 Fall Foliage Flyer or register online at www.active.com by searching “Cope Environmental Center”

Please visit http://wcchallenge.org/fallfoliage.html  for details.

See the course map here:  Course map 

Date: Saturday, October 20
Schedule:
7:30 – 8:45am – Registration/Packet pickup
9:00 am – Race Start
Place: Cope Environmental Center 1730 Airport Road, Centerville, IN 47330
Registration: Required by Start of Race
Fee: $20 (before 10/13) / $25 (after 10/13 – race day)

Kids Halloween Fest

Immediately following CEC Fall Foliage 5K/10K. Show your race bib and get $1 off admission! Come in costume and enjoy face painting, pumpkin carving & painting and food! Take a barrel train ride, and try your hand at a bean bag throwing match! Feeling adventurous? Come and meet a live snake, and much more! This event is sponsored by the Centerville High School Green Club.

Date: Saturday, October 20
Time: 10am – 3pm
Place: Cope Environmental Center 1730 Airport Road, Centerville, IN 47330
Registration: Not Required
Admission Fee: Kids 15 & under are $5 / Adults are FREE

 

Sustainable & Attainable: Land Trusts

Have you ever wondered what a land trust is and what it can do for you? Join us at Cope for our eighth Sustainable and Attainable Lecture and learn about land trusts. Julie Borgmann, the Executive Director of Red-Tail Land Conservancy, will be on hand to talk about what land trusts are and what they do, and how Red-Tail Land Conservancy operates their land trust. She will also talk about ways that you can help preserve, protect, and restore natural areas. Light refreshments will be provided. No RSVP required.

Date: Thursday, October 25
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Cope Environmental Center 1730 Airport Rd. Centerville, IN 47330
Fee: Free, Donations accepted
Registration: Walk-In

October E-Waste Recycling (last event for 2018!)

This month’s E-Waste Recycling event will be on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 AM – Noon. This is the last E-Waste Recycling event for 2018! E-Waste (broken or old electronics) may be dropped off at the Whitewater Hall parking lot on the IU East campus during the event. This service is free.

Paper shredding is not available. Older TV’s with CRT’s (cathode ray tubes) are not accepted. Those may be taken directly to the Richmond Sanitary Landfill at 5242 New Paris Pike for recycling (must be a resident of Richmond to use the landfill).

Call us at (765) 855-3188 for more information

October 27: Halloween Fun!

Halloween is right around the corner! Do you know what that means? Spooky decorations of ghouls and ghosts, and creepy crawlies like spiders, snakes, and bats! While these decorations are sometimes meant to scare us, the actual animals being represented all serve a purpose in the world. Discover the interesting animal truths among the myths during this Families In The Forest program.

This program is part of Cope Environmental Center’s Families In The Forest program series. These programs are provided free for everyone of all ages thanks to the support of the Wayne County Foundation. Families in the Forest programs occur rain or shine, so come prepared and dress for the weather.

Date: Saturday, October 27
Time: 10-11:30 AM
Place: Cope Environmental Center 1730 Airport Rd., Centerville IN, 47330
Fee: Free, Donations accepted
Registration: Walk-In

November 3: Fall Leaves

Discover some of Indiana’s native trees during this week’s Families In The Forest Program. Enjoy a hike while you test your newly acquired tree identification skills!  Come and experience the beauty of the season and create colorful Fall bookmarks by using the leaves collected during the hike to make leaf prints!

This program is part of Cope Environmental Center’s Families In The Forest program series. These programs are provided free for everyone of all ages thanks to the support of the Wayne County Foundation. Families in the Forest programs occur rain or shine, so come prepared and dress for the weather.

Date: Saturday, November 3
Time: 10-11:30 AM
Place: Cope Environmental Center 1730 Airport Rd., Centerville IN, 47330
Fee: Free, Donations accepted
Registration: Walk-In
 

November 10: Adventure Hike

Join us for an outdoor escape room adventure, as we make teams that will work together to solve puzzles to escape the forest and get  back into the classroom.  This program will be a great opportunity for families and friends to work together to figure out each step during this role-playing adventure.

This program is part of Cope Environmental Center’s Families In The Forest program series. These programs are provided free for everyone of all ages thanks to the support of the Wayne County Foundation. Families in the Forest programs occur rain or shine, so come prepared and dress for the weather.

Date: Saturday, November 10
Time: 10-11:30 AM
Place: Cope Environmental Center 1730 Airport Rd., Centerville IN, 47330
Fee: Free, Donations accepted
Registration: Walk-In

Toddler Time: We’re Thankful For Nature

You are 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.

Date: Wednesday, November 14
Time: 10:00-11:00 AM
Place: CEC
Registration: Required by Monday Nov. 12, 2018 (contact Alex at a.estes@copeenvironmental.org)
Fee: $3.00 per child

 

November Sustainable and Attainable: Recycled Fabric Crafts

Learn how to turn old bed sheets into wonderful items like trivets or rugs! Join us for our 8th Sustainable and Attainable on Thursday, November 15, from 6-8 PM. Tamyra King will be leading a workshop on making items out of old bed sheets. Make sure to RSVP space is limited! Light refreshments will be provided.

Date: Thursday, November 15
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Cope Environmental Center 1730 Airport Rd. Centerville, IN 47330
Fee: $3 for members $5 for non-members
Registration: RSVP with Regan Lowring at r.lowring@copeenvironmental.org or 765-855-3188

November 17: Turkey Time

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin preferred the idea of having the Wild Turkey as the national bird of the United States? Come and explore the fascinating natural history of the Turkey in this week’s Families In The Forest program. It’s sure to be something to gobble about!

This program is part of Cope Environmental Center’s Families In The Forest program series. These programs are provided free for everyone of all ages thanks to the support of the Wayne County Foundation. Families in the Forest programs occur rain or shine, so come prepared and dress for the weather.

Date: Saturday, November 17
Time: 10-11:30 AM
Place: Cope Environmental Center 1730 Airport Rd., Centerville IN, 47330
Fee: Free, Donations accepted
Registration: Walk-In

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