CEC Upcoming Events & Programs

 

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

  • 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 July 2019. 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.


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

CEC has introduced a 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!


July 8 – 12 – Conservation Camp (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.): 

Want to be a part of CEC’s most popular summer camp? Tie-dying with natural dyes, participating in our famous “Fear Factor” race, and cooking with a solar cooker are just a few of the fun things we have planned for this week! Don’t forget about the overnight on Thursday! 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.


July 15 – 19 – Aqua Adventures (9 a.m. – Noon): 

Spend the week splashing in the wetlands, catching (and releasing) frogs, and discovering macroinvertebrates all while learning the importance of water for all forms of life. Beware: You will get wet! This camp is for children going into the 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.



July 17 – Toddler Time: Solar Snacks

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, July 17, 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.


July 15 – 19 – Salamander Safari (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.): 

Take a walk on the wild side. What will we find? Salamanders, caterpillars, and toads – OH my! Learn all about the fun little critters that fit in our hands. This camp is for children going into Pre-K – Kindergarten.

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.


July 22 – 26 – Wilderness Survival (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.): 

Do you have what it takes to survive? Spend all week learning shelter building, edible plant identification, and other basic survival skills, then test them out with an overnight camp-out in CEC’s woods on Thursday! This camp is for children going into 7th-12th 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.


July 29 – Aug. 2 – Scat-venture Hunt (9 a.m. – Noon): 

We can learn a lot about our animal friends by checking out the clues they leave behind. This class will analyze animal clues from nests to scat to see who lives in our forest. This camp is for children going into the 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.


July 29 – Aug. 2, 2019 – Art of Nature (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.): 

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 the 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.


July 27 – E-Waste Recycling:  
E-Waste Recycling at Indiana University East Campus in the Whitewater Hall Parking Lot. Recycle your old electronics so that parts can be re-purposed. Don’t let useful parts go to waste in the landfill.

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

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/


Aug 3: Saturday Program – Wild Wetlands

Come to CEC’s Saturday program, ‘Wild Wetlands’ to discover the amazing things you can find in wetlands, what they do for your water quality, and why wetlands are so important. Bring muck clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet and muddy! $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, Aug. 3, 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.


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