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Wood Weekend

You’re invited to Glen Miller Park on March 25 & 26 for access to free wood! First, you must register beforehand by contacting the Parks Department at 2200 East Main in Glen Miller Park. Then, bring your chainsaw and get to cutting on March 25 & 26 from 8a-4p. Don’t forget to check in and be sure to collect any waste you create! Permits are only available for the first 50 people that come in, so don’t wait!

Sustainable Education Center Dedication

Cope Environmental Center is celebrating the completion of our new Sustainable Education Center—and you’re invited! Please join us on Thursday April 13th as we host the Grand Opening of our Living Building Challenge project! The evening will begin at 4:30 with a tree-planting ceremony in honor of our three founders, with drinks and hors d’oeuvres to follow! This open-house style celebration is open to the public and will last until 8pm. If you are unable to join us, consider making a generous donation towards our efforts to inspire our community to live sustainably. Come share our excitement as we unveil new state-of-the-art environmental education center!

Date: Thursday, April 13
Time: 4:30-8:00pm, Open house style
Fee: None!
Registration: None!

Family Earth Day Celebration

Join us again this year for an exciting celebration of planet Earth! Come on over on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10a-2p for food, fun, vendors, and an art competition. We are excited to announce our headliner this year, Wild Hearts Zoo! Also, this year Family Earth Day Celebration will be held at Cope Environmental Center’s new Living Building Challenge project. Come for the food, come for the fun, come for the fantastic vendors, competitions, and prizes! Check out the Family Earth Day Celebration Facebook page for more information!

Indiana Master Naturalist

Want to learn more about our natural environment? We will be hosting an Indiana Master Naturalist course at Cope Environmental Center in 2017!  Back by popular demand, we will enjoy some of our regular presenters, but also we will welcome some new talents!  A few of the topics will be:  Birds of Indiana, Reptiles and Amphibians of Indiana and Insects of Our Region (with a focus on nocturnal insects).
Dates & Times (May vary):

4/6         Reptiles/Amphibians     5:30-8:30
4/11       Geology/Soils                 5:30-8:30
4/20       Birds of Indiana             5:30-8:30
4/27       Wildflowers                     5:30-8:30
5/4          Insects                            7:30-10:30
5/11        Water Quality                5:30-8:30
5/18       Tress of Indiana            5:30-8:30
5/25       People & Nat. Res.       5:30-8:30

Place: CEC’s new building!
Fee: $80
Registration: REQUIRED. Please call or email Aubrey at 765-855-3188 or a.blue@copeenvironmental.org. (Max. 30 people.)

Spring Night Hike

Join us for our annual Spring Night Hike led Naturalist Russ Wright! Come call in owls and participate in sensory activities on the trail with us! A night hike is a pleasant, relaxing way to spend a cool, breezy evening in the woods.

Date: April 28
Time: 8:30-10:30
Place: CEC’s new building
Fee: $5 non-member; $3 member
Registration: REQUIRED. Please call or email Aubrey at 765-855-3188 or a.blue@copeenvironmental.org.  (Max. 30 people.)

Spring School Programs

Spring is just around the corner! Don’t forget to sign your classes up for their visit to Cope! Call or email Aubrey at 765-855-3188 or a.blue@copeenvironmental.org. Check out http://www.copeenvironmental.org/programs/school-programs/ for more information!

Summer Adventure Programs

CEC’s Summer Adventure programs’ dates and themes have been announced! Check out http://www.copeenvironmental.org/programs/summer-programs/ for more information!

Toddler Times in 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! Time: 10-11am  Place: CEC  Fee: $3 per toddler Registration: Required by the Monday before the program

April 19 Here Comes the Sun!

May 17 Plants are Food

June 21Wonderful Life in the Wetland!


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