CEC Upcoming Events & Programs

 

Don’t miss out on the next program! Sign up for our monthly email by sending an email to e.hile@copeenvironmental.org with “Monthly E-blast” as the subject.

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 a.m.  Place: CEC  Fee: $3 per toddler for pre-registration OR $5 per toddler for day-of registration.

  • June 19 – Tadpole Tales!
  • July 17 – Solar Snacks
  • August 21 – Monarch Madness
  • September 18 – Tomatoes & Potatoes
  • October 16 – Falling Leaves
  • November 20 – Feathered Friends
  • December 18- A Woodland Holiday

Check back for more Toddler Time announcements!


Hello, everyone!

The following is the schedule for upcoming events and programs in June. For more information, call us at (765) 855-3188 or visit our website at www.copeenvironmental.org.



2019 Summer Adventure Programs

Registration for Summer Adventure Programs is still open! Programs are filling up, so make sure you register soon!

To register for camps online, please visit our website: http://www.copeenvironmental.org/programs/summer-programs/.
Forms can also be picked up (and turned in) at Cope.

Questions can be directed to Stephanie McCurdy at s.mccurdy@copeenvironmental.org.


The photo gallery “Transient Images” by Larry Sturgis is still on display!

Be sure to check out Larry’s photos before they are gone!  All artwork is for sale and 30% of the purchase price goes back to Cope Environmental Center. The gallery is open Mon. – Fri., from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1730 Airport Rd., Centerville, Ind., in the M.C. Davis Gathering Place. It is free to view the gallery and there is no admission cost to visit the building.


Friday’s at 10 a.m. – Weekly Playgroup @ the Nature Playscape

CEC has introduced a new, self-led program: Weekly Playgroup @ the Nature Playscape. Playgroup happens every Friday at 10 a.m.

Our trails and Nature Playscape are open every day dawn to dusk. Playtime could be any time, but the goal of the playgroup is to create a coordinated time for parents and guardians to bring their kiddos out for group socialization and outdoor play. The more the merrier! This program is meant to be fun and casual so that everyone can move at their own pace and come and go as they please.

For those who arrive at 10 a.m., a staff member or volunteer will be available to lead everyone to the Nature Playscape and give a brief welcome and introduction.

Weekly Playgroup @ the Nature Playscape. It’s a great time for play time!


June 1: Saturday Program – Planting for Butterflies

Do you love butterflies and wildflowers? Do you want more of them around? Come to CEC’s Saturday program, ‘Planting For Butterflies’ to discover the connections between butterflies and native plants and how you can nurture that connection. Participants will get their own common milkweed seeds to plant to help monarch butterflies and start their own pollinator garden! $2 per person when you pre-register OR $3 per person for day-of registration (Children 5 years old and younger are free).

Date & Time: Saturday, July 1, 2019, from 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: 1730 Airport Rd., Centerville, IN 47330
Fee: $2/person if you register before the program. $3/person for day-of-registrations. Children 5 & under are FREE!
Registration: Preferred

Call (765) 855- 3188 or send us a FB message to register!

For more info on this and other CEC programs & events, please visit copeenvironmental.org.


June 3 – 7 – Jr./Teen Master Naturalist Certification Camp (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.): 

Spend the week learning about plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals while earning your IN DNR Master Naturalist Certification. You will be able to complete your classroom hours and volunteer hours all in the same week! Use your certification to become a Summer Camp Ranger for CEC! (Rangers are 7th grade and older).

Registration is required and spots are limited. You can fill out a form at Cope or online at http://www.copeenvironmental.org/programs/summer-programs/

Questions? Contact Stephanie McCurdy at s.mccurdy@copeenvironmental.org or (765) 855 – 3188.


June 10- 14 – Eco Superheroes (9 a.m. to Noon): 

Discover which insect has the greatest superpower – the bee that makes honey or the spider that spins a web? Why do bats and owls have super vision? Who runs the fastest? Do you have a superpower? This camp is for children going into 1st- 3rd grade.

Registration is required and spots are limited. You can fill out a form at Cope or online at http://www.copeenvironmental.org/programs/summer-programs/

Questions? Contact Stephanie McCurdy at s.mccurdy@copeenvironmental.org or (765) 855 – 3188.


June 10 – 14 – Whoo Lives in the Forest? (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.): 

Explore the woodland habitat around CEC and learn about the animals that call Indiana forests home. Meet some animal friends to discover their relationships with other animals and their natural environment. This camp is for children going into 1st – 3rd grade.

Registration is required and spots are limited. You can fill out a form at Cope or online at http://www.copeenvironmental.org/programs/summer-programs/

Questions? Contact Stephanie McCurdy at s.mccurdy@copeenvironmental.org or (765) 855 – 3188.


June 11 – Creek Hike: 

Take a creek hike with Cope Environmental Center on Tuesday, June 11! Meet at the old entrance at 4910 Shoemaker Road, Centerville. Participants should wear appropriate attire (comfortable water shoes, shorts/quick dry pants) as the hike will involve water, mud, and rocks. Please provide your own sun/insect protection, water, snacks, etc. Free & all ages welcome! Hope to see you there!

This event is part of ICAN’s Nature Play Day series. For more fun community events, check out their site at https://www.indianachildrenandnature.org/npd.html.

Date: June 11, 2019
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Location: 4910 Shoemaker Rd., Centerville, IN 47330
Free
All ages


June 17- 21 – Nature Buddies (9 a.m. – Noon): 

This camp is for the littlest explorers ready for adventures in nature. Discover worms, salamanders, tadpoles, and more! Learn about lifecycles and how plants grow. 

Registration is required and spots are limited. You can fill out a form at Cope or online at http://www.copeenvironmental.org/programs/summer-programs/

Questions? Contact Stephanie McCurdy at s.mccurdy@copeenvironmental.org or (765) 855 – 3188.


June 17- 21 – Digging Into Dirt (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.): 

Digging into dirt!? Wait…we mean soil! The world underneath our feet is a host to many creatures and provides us with food to eat. Come learn how humans would starve without dirt! Plant a snack to eat! This camp is for children going into 1st – 3rd grade.

Registration is required and spots are limited. You can fill out a form at Cope or online at http://www.copeenvironmental.org/programs/summer-programs/

Questions? Contact Stephanie McCurdy at s.mccurdy@copeenvironmental.org or (765) 855 – 3188.


June 19 – Toddler Time: 

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, June 19, 2019
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Place: 1730 Airport Rd., Centerville, Ind.
Fee: $3 per child before the day of the program; $5 per child for day-of registration
Registration: Required. We ask that you sign up before the day of the program – there is a price increase for day-of-program registration.

To register, visit our toddler time page, or call us at (765) 855-3188.


June 22 – E-Waste Recycling:  
E-Waste Recycling at Indiana University East Campus in the Whitewater Hall Parking Lot.

Date & Time: The fourth Saturday of every month (except holidays) from 9 a.m. to noon.
Place: 2325 Chester Blvd, Whitewater Hall Parking Lot
Fee: Free

Recycle your old electronics so that parts can be re-purposed. Don’t let useful parts go to waste in the landfill.

Check out this link for a list of acceptable items: https://www.arrindy.com/accetable-items (NOTE: Please do not bring electronics with CRT tubes – older computer monitors and televisions – these will not be accepted at this event.)

For more information about recycling please visit our resource page: http://www.copeenvironmental.org/resources/recycling-information/


June 24- 28 – Nature of Art (9 a.m. – Noon): 

Awaken your inner artist and gather inspiration from the world around you! Paint with mud, weave with grass, and turn trash into recycled art! Plan to get down and dirty crafting in nature! This camp is for children going into 4th-6th grade.

Registration is required and spots are limited. You can fill out a form at Cope or online at http://www.copeenvironmental.org/programs/summer-programs/

Questions? Contact Stephanie McCurdy at s.mccurdy@copeenvironmental.org or (765) 855 – 3188.


June 24- 28 – Backyard Biologists (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.): 

Did you know your backyard is teeming with wildlife? Discover the insects, birds, flowers, trees, and wildlife that are all around us. Be ready to explore the micro-environments that surround CEC. This camp is for children going into 4th-6th grade.

Registration is required and spots are limited. You can fill out a form at Cope or online at http://www.copeenvironmental.org/programs/summer-programs/

Questions? Contact Stephanie McCurdy at s.mccurdy@copeenvironmental.org or (765) 855 – 3188.


Check back next month for more events and programs at CEC!

July 2019

  • Summer Adventure Camps continue
  • No Saturday program (Holiday)
  • 7/8 – 7/12 – Conservation Camp from 9 a.m. – Noon (4th-6th grade)
  • 7/15 -7/19 – Aqua Adventures from 9 a.m.-Noon (1st-3rd grade)
  • 7/15 – 7/19 – Salamander Safari from 1- 4 p.m. (preK-K)
  • 7/17- Toddler Time: Solar Snacks from 10-11 a.m.
  • 7/22 – Gleaners Food Drop 9 – 11 a.m.
  • 7/22 – 7/26 – Wilderness Survival from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (7th-12th grade)
  • 7/29 – 8/2 – Scat-Venture Hunt – from 9 a.m. – Noon (1st-3rd grade)
  • 7/29 – 8/2 – Art of Nature from 1- 4 p.m. (1st- 3rd grade)

August 2019

  • Summer Adventure Camp Ends August 2, 2019
  • 8/3 – Saturday Program: “Wild Wetlands” from 10-11:30 a.m.
  • 8/21- Toddler Time: Monarch Madness from 10-11 a.m.

Check back for more upcoming programs and events!

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