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

Jun. 20 Time for Turtles!
Jul. 18 Wild Wetlands
Aug. 15 Silly Salamanders

 

 

Early Morning Bird Hikes

Bird specialist Jim Seaney will lead the spring bird hikes at Cope Environmental Center. These hikes offer a place for bird enthusiasts, experts, and aficionados to come and share their knowledge of and excitement about birds! You could spot a robin, hear the call of the red-winged blackbird, or go on a wild-goose chase for the elusive, marsh-dwelling Sora.

Date:  Tuesday, April 17-May 29, 2018
Time:  7-9am
Place:  CEC
Fee:  None!
Registration:  None!

Sustainable and Attainable: Solarize

Are you interested in installing solar on your house? Do you think that solar might be too expensive for you? Come out to Cope’s third Sustainable and Attainable series and learn about Solarize Indiana. John and Carolyn Vann will be talking about the Solarize program and how you can benefit from buying in bulk! They will also provide local information about solar and net metering for this area.

Date:  May 24, 2018
Place: CEC
Fee:  None!
Time: 7-9pm
Registration: None!

 

“Tree”rific Leaves!

Learn about trees and leaves and make a bookmark to take home during this program. We will talk about some of Indiana’s native trees, go out on a hike to try and identify some of these trees, and make a bookmark by using the leaves we collect during the hike to make leaf prints.

Date: Saturday, May 26
Time: 12:30PM-2:00PM
Place: CEC
Fee: Free, Donations Accepted
Registration: Walk-In

 

 

Happenin’ Habitats

Join us for a Field Journaling Program as we take to the forest to identify some of the trees that surround us here in Indiana! During this program, we will take a few leaves to preserve to put into our journals and write more about the tree that it belongs to!

Date: Saturday, June 2
Time: 12:30PM-2:00PM
Place: CEC
Fee: Free, Donations Accepted
Registration: Walk-In

 

The Gravity of Art

When a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound? What else falls in a forest? Join our naturalist for this Saturday program to learn about gravity and how it affects things in the forest. We will also be making our own art pieces by using the items that fall in the forest and using gravity to create abstract splatter paintings.

Date: Saturday, June 9
Time: 12:30PM-2:00PM
Place: CEC
Fee: Free, Donations Accepted
Registration: Walk-In

 

Silly Snakes

Our Flora & Fauna program continues as we discuss nature’s most misunderstood animal. Snakes! We will be discussing where they can be found, how to identify them, and most importantly, what they do for us and the world around us!

Date: Saturday, June 16
Time: 12:30PM-2:00PM
Place: CEC
Fee: Free, Donations Accepted
Registration: Walk-In

 

What about Water?

Be prepared to get wet for this Saturday program! We will be talking about all things water, from water pollution to how much water we have here on earth! We will also be taking some time to explore the three wetlands here on Cope property, so bring your water shoes or boots, and don’t be afraid to get wet!

Date: Saturday, June 23
Time: 12:30PM-2:00PM
Place: CEC
Fee: Free, Donations Accepted
Registration: Walk-In

 

Scavenger Hunt & Bingo

This program is great for those who have never been to Cope Environmental Center, those who are regulars to the center, and everyone in between! We will learn about different aspects of Cope through a scavenger hunt and a fun round of bingo afterwards!

Date: Saturday, June 30
Time: 12:30PM-2:00PM
Place: CEC
Fee: Free, Donations Accepted
Registration: Walk-In

 

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