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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.


Aug. 15 Silly Salamanders
Sept. 19 Dandy Dragonflies
Oct. 17 Harvest Happenings
Nov. 14 We’re Thankful For Nature
Dec. 19 Colder Climates

 

Magical Mudpainting

Learn about the world of art as we delve into some of the history behind paints: how they are made, and the variety of ways they have been used. After this, we will make our own mud paints and create our own art pieces to take home!

Date: Saturday, July 14
Time: 10-11:30AM
Place: CEC
Fee: Free, Donations Accepted
Registration: Walk-In

 

Medicinal Plants & Herbs

Join us for our monthly Flora & Fauna program, to learn about some of the medicinal plants and herbs that you can find in this region. We will discuss how knowledge of medicinal plants has evolved over time, and different methods of medicinal preparations.

Date: Saturday, July 21
Time: 10-11:30AM
Place: CEC
Fee: Free, Donations Accepted
Registration: Walk-In

 

Climate Change

Have you ever wondered about the science behind climate change? Join us at Cope for our fifth Sustainable and Attainable series and hear from retired Ball State professor John Vann as he discusses climate change. He will break down the science behind it and discuss causes and ways that we can mitigate the effects. Light refreshments will be provided. No RSVP required.
Date: July 26, 2018
Place: CEC
Fee: None!
Time: 7-9pm
Registration: None!

 

Cool Composting

Soil is a very important part of life here in Indiana, where we are surrounded by agricultural fields. But how can we help promote good soils? Compost! We will start our program at the new building, where we will learn about our worm composting bin. We will then hike down to the south end of the property to talk about our three-bin composting system as well.

Date: Saturday, July 28
Time: 10-11:30AM
Place: CEC
Fee: Free, Donations Accepted
Registration: Walk-In

 

Mammals: Staying on Track

Can you identify different animal tracks on the trails? Come out to Cope to learn about the common mammals of Indiana and how to identify them and their traces in the forest during our monthly Field Journaling program. After our discussion and hike, we will take some time to write what we learned in our field journals.

Date: Saturday, August 4
Time: 10-11:30AM
Place: CEC
Fee: Free, Donations Accepted
Registration: Walk-In

Get Outside Grow: Free Community Dinner

Our community dinner is a safe, fun place to gather and eat food donated by local farmers and businesses. This is a potluck style meal, so it’s encouraged to bring a dish, however no one will be turned away. Come enjoy some fresh food with us!

Date: Thursday, August 9th
Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM
Place: The Excel Center
Fee: Free
Registration: Walk-In

 

Adventure Hike

Join us for an outdoor escape room adventure, as we make teams that will work together to solve puzzles that will help with “Escaping the Forest”.  This program will be a great opportunity for families to work together to figure out each step during this role-playing adventure.

Date: Saturday, August 11
Time: 10-11:30AM
Place: CEC
Fee: Free, Donations Accepted
Registration: Walk-In

 

Sustainable and Attainable: Business Environmental Audits

Are you interested in making your company more environmentally friendly? Join us at Cope for our sixth sustainable and attainable series and learn about Cope’s new sustainability audits for businesses. Our Sustainability Coordinator Regan Lowring will be on hand to talk about basic sustainability initiatives and walk through what a sustainability audit would look like. Light refreshments will be provided. No RSVP required.

Date: Thursday, August 16
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: CEC
Fee: Free, Donations Accepted
Registration: Walk-In

 

Beautiful Birds

Can you identify the birds that fly around at your house? Come out to Cope and learn about some of the birds of Indiana. We will be going on a short hike and identify any birds we see, as well as make pine cone bird feeder for anyone to take home for the birds in your backyard!

Date: Saturday, August 18
Time: 10-11:30AM
Place: CEC
Fee: Free, Donations Accepted
Registration: Walk-In

 

 

 

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