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  • Courage, Brains and Muscle: Our Environmental Champions - Check out this environmental documentary (link below) featuring former First Lady Judy O’Bannon as she travels the state in search of environmental champions. Watch and learn as she discovers creative individuals who are successfully improving sustainability and reducing pollution in…
  • Students benefit from connections to nature - Providing students with opportunities to engage with nature has multiple benefits—scholastically, emotionally and physically.  Expanding a child’s understanding of our natural world can help him or her appreciate nature so that they want to help care for it. The time…
  • Life as a Volunteer - Life As A Volunteer Hello everyone, I am Tommy Fordonski. I have been volunteering at Cope Environmental Center since last August. I became involved with Cope for volunteering through one of the high school class I take at Centerville Senior…
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  • American Discovery Trail Hiking Club: February Schedule -
  • Family Earth Day Celebration 2020 -     Family Earth Day Celebration is an annual event that is celebrated every April (either the Saturday before or after Earth Day). This fun celebration is designed to educate and encourage the community to lead sustainable lifestyles and learn…
  • Upcoming Events & Programs - School Programs Teachers, now is the time to sign up your classrooms for a field trip or an outreach program! Check out our school programs page! Toddler Times Join us monthly where kids can explore the outdoors of CEC through:…
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  • Indiana Animal Facts - North American River Otter One of the many species that calls Indiana home, the North American river (or lontra canadensis) otter can be spotted along rivers, streams, and lakes throughout the state. Found throughout the majority of North America these…
  • CEC Leadership Changes - Cope Environmental Center continues to grow and change to meet community needs, and sometimes that means changes among staff, too.  CEC will soon begin a search for its next executive director as Traci Lewis has stepped down from this role…
  • Indiana Animal Facts - Templeton the rat has been a permanent resident at Cope Environmental Center for a little over a year now. He is what is generally known as a “fancy rat”, more specifically the domesticated form of Rattus norvegicus, the brown rat.…