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Nature Of Art-Painted Parks

Join us as we host Rick Wilson’s art exhibit: Nature of Art-Painted Parks for the whole month of February! Stop by any time to see his paintings of Indiana state parks and reservoirs. Also join us on February 9th as we celebrate the opening of the exhibit! Featured will be two of his paintings that include CEC, one of the Gala and one of our property in general. All paintings will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will be donated directly back to CEC!

Family Maple Syrup Day

Family Maple Syrup Day will take place on Saturday, March 4 from 10a-12p!Travel back in time to discover how maple syrup was made by Native Americans and early settlers. Next, make your way to the sap house (constructed of reclaimed materials) for a lesson in maple syrup production in today’s world. All participants will finish the morning with a pancake lunch and get to use local maple syrup! Also you can check fun maple syrup facts about Indiana here! http://www.indianamaplesyrup.org/MapleFacts.pdf. Cost is $8 Adult $5 Child; $5 Member/$4. Registration is required! Please contact Aubrey at 765-855-3188 or a.blue@copeenvironmental.org. For more information about Family Maple Syrup Day, visit our Family Maple Syrup Day webpage at http://www.copeenvironmental.org/family-maple-syrup-day/.

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!

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 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

February 15Whoo Loves Owls?

March 15The Trees Are Awake!

April 19 Here Comes the Sun!

May 17 Plants are Food

June 21Wonderful Life in the Wetland!