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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.

Dec. 19: Colder Climates
Jan. 16: Winter Wonders
Feb. 20: Maple Magic

Check back for more Toddler Time announcements!

 

Judy Buchholz Photography Gallery: This Land is OUR Land

A new photography gallery is on display at Cope Environmental Center: This Land is OUR Land by Judy Buchholz.

Judy’s love of all things nature (birds, bugs, butterflies, and more) and her love of photography mesh into a fulfilling hobby. She also has great appreciation for outdoor spaces — National Parks, State Parks, City Parks and local environmental spaces. She sees these as treasures to be cherished, respected, supported and used. This land is OUR land. Protect it!

All art work is for sale and 30% of the purchase price goes back to Cope Environmental Center.

 

This gallery is open to the public from  Nov. 9, 2018 – Jan. 24, 2019
Mon-Fri 9 AM – 5 PM, Sat. 10 AM – 2 PM
Place: 1730 Airport Road in Centerville, in the M.C. Davis Gathering Place


 

Dec. 6 – Sustainable & Attainable: Recycled Fabric Crafts (FULL)

Learn how to turn old bed sheets into wonderful items like trivets or rugs! Join us for our 9th Sustainable and Attainable on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6-8 PM. Tamyra King, proprietor of LouElise Designs, 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, Dec. 6, 2018
Time: 6-8 PM
Place:1730 Airport Rd., Centerville
Fee: $3 for members; $5 for non-members (FULL)
Registration: Class is FULL – no longer accepting RSVP’s – to be put on waiting list for possible second workshop, please contact Regan at r.lowring@copeenvironmental.org.

Dec. 8 – Families in the Forest: Hibernation

Can you imagine a raccoon with a mug of hot chocolate in its paws? Or a squirrel bundling up in a warm hat with mittens? Wild animals may not drink hot cocoa or wear mittens, but they do need to
prepare for winter in order to survive. Discover wildlife in winter!

Date: Saturday, Dec. 8
Time: 10:00-11:30 AM
Place: 1730 Airport Rd., Centerville
Registration: Not required
Fee: Free

Dec. 8: Conifers & Candles

Come for an evening of holiday cheer and tales and a bit of “wintery” history as you walk down Jim Cope’s Conifer Trail. Drink warm cocoa and smile, then treat yourself to tastes of holiday flavors from around the world and stay for awhile!

This event revolves around conifer trees from around the world that have been planted in Jim Cope’s Conifer Trail. The tour will feature some cool history about each tree as well as the holiday traditions celebrated in the native land of each tree.

Come wander through our conifer trail as staff and volunteers share food and holiday traditions from different countries. Our conifer trail features trees from Russia, Turkey, Greece, and more! We even feature the incredibly rare Szechuan Spruce from China!

Groups will leave at 4, 5, and 6 p.m. The conifer trail will be open throughout the event for anyone who wishes to walk through without a group. Staff and volunteers will be serving hot chocolate as well as international holiday dishes.

Conifers & Candles costs $5/non-CEC members and $3/members. However, for families, there will be a special rate of $12/non-CEC members and $10/members. Registration is not required.

Date & Time: Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 4-7 p.m.
Place: 4910 Shoemaker Rd., Centerville
Fee: $5 per person or $12 per family for non-members; $3 per person or $10 per family for members
Registration: Not required

Dec. 15 – Families in the Forest: Owls

Who gives a hoot? Owls do! Did you know that many owls begin nesting during the winter? They are able to keep their eggs a toasty 98 °F, even in subzero temperatures! Explore the lives and extraordinary behaviors of these cool and mysterious birds!

Date: Saturday, Dec. 15
Time: 10:00-11:30 AM
Place: 1730 Airport Rd., Centerville
Registration: Not required
Fee: Free

Dec. 19 Toddler Time: Colder Climates

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, Dec. 19
Time: 10:00-11:00 AM
Place: 1730 Airport Rd., Centerville
Registration: Required by Monday Dec. 17, 2018
Fee: $3.00 per child

Christmas Tree Recycling

CEC will be offering free Christmas tree recycling until the end of February 2019. Don’t let your tree go to waste! Turn it into mulch for our hiking trails! You may drop your tree off at our south entrance at 4910 Shoemaker Rd., Centerville. Make sure all decorations (lights, ornaments, tinsel, etc.) are removed before drop-off. Go red and “green” this holiday season!

Check back for more upcoming CEC programs and events!

 

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