?>
Join Us

Attend An Event

We hope that you and your loved ones are continuing to stay safe and healthy.

We’ve very judiciously begun advertising not only virtual, but in-person events. Please be sure to check out what protocols these in-person events have in place, in light of the rise of the delta variant and relatively low vaccination rates. If you have not gotten your vaccine shot, please see here. Please learn more about the Coronavirus and measures you can take to stay healthy at our dedicated webpage.

Watch videos of our previous webinars and workshops on the HEC YouTube Channel.

Jun
25
Sat
Protect Lake Michigan & Trail Creek: Urgent Community Health Forum @ Michigan City H.O.P.E. Community Center
Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join our friends at Just Transition Northwest Indiana and hear a talk from HEC’s own Dr. Indra Frank!

June 25th at 3pm ET/ 4pm CT

On Saturday, June 25th at 4 PM CT, join us for a Community Health Forum at H.O.P.E. Center for a timely and urgent discussion of the impacts of toxic coal ash pollution from NIPSCO’s Michigan City coal plant on our health and well-being and how we can come together as a community to take action for environmental justice.

Just Transition Northwest Indiana will host this event in collaborative partnership with the LaPorte County NAACP, and the NWI Ministers’ Conference, featuring a panel discussion and community dialogue.

This event is free and open to the public & families. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Please register in advance to secure your attendance.

Jun
29
Wed
Canal Nights @ Indiana State Museum
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Canal Nights at the Indiana State Museum

Join us and community partners along the canal walk outside of the museum for a combination of outdoor activities and themed hands-on experiments.

Discover different kinds of races, test engineering designs to see if what you build travels the fastest, and take part in hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Price: This is a free event

All events take place at the museum’s canal entrance along the Downtown Canal. The canal entrance can still be accessed when parking in the White River State Park garage by walking through level one of the museum.

Wednesday June 1: Race Day

  • Race into the summer! The Indy 500 isn’t the only kind of race in town. You’ll discover other types of races, test engineering designs to see what you can build that will go the fastest and enjoy hands-on activities and demonstrations. In honor of our exhibit, Major Taylor: Fastest Cyclist in the World, we’ll also have activities involving bicycles and bicycle racing.

Wednesday June 8 Nature Play Day

  • Get outside and PLAY! Join the Indiana State Museum and other community partners for an evening of outdoor fun. Explore the museum grounds and White River State Park. Play and create with natural materials. Discover places across Indiana to get into nature. Canal Nights: Nature Play Day is presented in conjunction with the Indiana Children & Nature Network Nature Play Day.

Wednesday June 15: Global Gathering

  • Explore the cultural diversity of Indiana and our global community. Experience the music, art, history, and traditions of a variety of nations that call Indiana home. Cultural demonstrations and activities will take you for a trip around the globe without leaving the canal.

Wednesday June 22nd : Summer Nights Astronomy 

  • June 21st was the summer solstice and the first official day of summer, but what does solstice mean? Learn more about the seasons, sun, stars, and planets. Participate in experiments about space and telescopes and meet community partners.

Wednesday, June 29th: Wonderful Water

  • What makes summer bearable? Water! But why does water cool us down? Join us as we take a look at the science behind water, why it’s important, and other ways water makes our summers fun! Engage in experiments and hands on activities and most important of all, play in the water.

Wednesday July 6th: Superhero Night

  • Super who? Super you! Discover your super power and write your own comic book storyline. Design your own super suit and super-secret hideout. Visit with community partners who will inspire the superhero in you.

Wednesday July 13th: Weather

  • Summer weather in Indiana can change in an instant. Learn more about why the weather does what it does, signs to look for to tell you it will change, weather safety, and maybe even make thunder and rain sounds of your own!

Wednesday July 20th: Create and Construct!

  • Indianapolis is always building and changing and tonight we’ll explore the ways cities are planned and built and the equipment used to do it. Inspired by our exhibit Carboard Engineering: Build a City, you can create structures of your own using cardboard and other materials and try your hand at engineering design challenges.

Wednesday July 27th: Eco-Citizen

  • Who is an eco-citizen? You can be! This event explores what it takes to be an eco-citizen with various community partners and activities that allow you to explore environmental responsibility, pollution, recycling, and more.
INconversation with Vann R. Newkirk II @ Indianapolis Public Library - Central Library
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join INconversation at the Indianapolis Public Library to hear from award-winning journalist Vann R. Newkirk II.

In the award-winning “Floodlines” podcast released in 2020, journalist Vann R. Newkirk II and his team at The Atlantic exposed how history, media, policy and people interacted in the crisis that was Hurricane Katrina, bringing new insights to causes and outcomes of the 2005 disaster. The podcast, and Newkirk’s reporting broadly, demonstrates the importance of journalism in revealing the deep inequities that are at the heart of America’s climate crisis. During this INconversation program, we’ll discuss how journalism questions, describes and uncovers environmental inequalities, and how storytelling can inspire new, more equitable futures.

Offered as part of Indiana Humanities’ Unearthed programming, a multiyear initiative encouraging Hoosiers to discover and discuss their relationships with the natural world, this special INconversation with Vann R. Newkirk II will feature a moderated conversation with local environmental journalist Rebecca Thiele, environment and energy issues reporter for Indiana Public Broadcasting News. The evening will wrap up with an audience Q&A. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

This program is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership. This program is also made possible in partnership with WFYI, Indiana Public Broadcasting News, and the Indianapolis Public Library.

ASL interpretation will be provided.

Jun
30
Thu
Indiana Humanities Waterways Film Tour: Indianapolis @ AMP @ 16 Tech
Jun 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

One of a series of events hosted by Indiana Humanities, a screening of six short documentary films on Indiana’s waterways.

Screenings are free and open to the public. While advance registration is requested, a ticket does not guarantee a seat. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to start time. Select events will also include a panel featuring the filmmakers prior to the screening.

The films are recommended for viewers over the age of 12.

Complimentary snacks and drinks will be offered at most locations, with beer available to those 21 and over courtesy Metazoa Brewing.

Attendees are encouraged to follow Indiana Humanities on social media at @INhumanities for details and visit the venue’s website to review COVID-19 protocols closer to the event date.

Register here. 

Jul
3
Sun
Jack Johnson Indianapolis Concert @ Ruoff Music Center
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

We’re excited to partner, once again, with Jack Johnson for his tour this summer. As a part of this partnership, HEC will have a table at his concert on July 3rd at Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville to connect with concert goers and share about our work for the environment. Learn more about this concert by clicking here.

Jul
6
Wed
Canal Nights @ Indiana State Museum
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Canal Nights at the Indiana State Museum

Join us and community partners along the canal walk outside of the museum for a combination of outdoor activities and themed hands-on experiments.

Discover different kinds of races, test engineering designs to see if what you build travels the fastest, and take part in hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Price: This is a free event

All events take place at the museum’s canal entrance along the Downtown Canal. The canal entrance can still be accessed when parking in the White River State Park garage by walking through level one of the museum.

Wednesday June 1: Race Day

  • Race into the summer! The Indy 500 isn’t the only kind of race in town. You’ll discover other types of races, test engineering designs to see what you can build that will go the fastest and enjoy hands-on activities and demonstrations. In honor of our exhibit, Major Taylor: Fastest Cyclist in the World, we’ll also have activities involving bicycles and bicycle racing.

Wednesday June 8 Nature Play Day

  • Get outside and PLAY! Join the Indiana State Museum and other community partners for an evening of outdoor fun. Explore the museum grounds and White River State Park. Play and create with natural materials. Discover places across Indiana to get into nature. Canal Nights: Nature Play Day is presented in conjunction with the Indiana Children & Nature Network Nature Play Day.

Wednesday June 15: Global Gathering

  • Explore the cultural diversity of Indiana and our global community. Experience the music, art, history, and traditions of a variety of nations that call Indiana home. Cultural demonstrations and activities will take you for a trip around the globe without leaving the canal.

Wednesday June 22nd : Summer Nights Astronomy 

  • June 21st was the summer solstice and the first official day of summer, but what does solstice mean? Learn more about the seasons, sun, stars, and planets. Participate in experiments about space and telescopes and meet community partners.

Wednesday, June 29th: Wonderful Water

  • What makes summer bearable? Water! But why does water cool us down? Join us as we take a look at the science behind water, why it’s important, and other ways water makes our summers fun! Engage in experiments and hands on activities and most important of all, play in the water.

Wednesday July 6th: Superhero Night

  • Super who? Super you! Discover your super power and write your own comic book storyline. Design your own super suit and super-secret hideout. Visit with community partners who will inspire the superhero in you.

Wednesday July 13th: Weather

  • Summer weather in Indiana can change in an instant. Learn more about why the weather does what it does, signs to look for to tell you it will change, weather safety, and maybe even make thunder and rain sounds of your own!

Wednesday July 20th: Create and Construct!

  • Indianapolis is always building and changing and tonight we’ll explore the ways cities are planned and built and the equipment used to do it. Inspired by our exhibit Carboard Engineering: Build a City, you can create structures of your own using cardboard and other materials and try your hand at engineering design challenges.

Wednesday July 27th: Eco-Citizen

  • Who is an eco-citizen? You can be! This event explores what it takes to be an eco-citizen with various community partners and activities that allow you to explore environmental responsibility, pollution, recycling, and more.
Jul
12
Tue
Indiana Wetland Education Meeting @ Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

SIGN UP

MEETINGS ARE FREE BUT ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED, SO PLEASE SIGN UP BY EMAILING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO JENNIFER.STROMBERG@USACE.ARMY.MIL OR BRANDON.R.BRUMMETT@.USACE.ARMY.MIL :

  • YOUR NAME
  • EMAIL OR PHONE NUMBER FOR CONTACTING ABOUT THE MEETING
  • WHICH MEETING YOU WILL BE ATTENDING
  • IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND THE WETLAND TOUR
  • ANY SPECIFIC ACCOMMODATIONS YOU WILL NEED

*WETLAND TOURS ARE AN OPTIONAL COMPONENT OF THE MEETINGS. IF ATTENDING, PLEASE WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR FOR WALKING OUTDOORS OVER UNEVEN TERRAIN. LUNCH AND BEVERAGES WILL NOT BE PROVIDED. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN WATER, A NONPERISHABLE LUNCH OR PLAN TO DINE AT NEARBY RESTAURANTS. A LUNCH BREAK WILL BE PROVIDED.

FOR QUESTIONS OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

JENNIFER STROMBERG                               BRANDON R. BRUMMETT      PROJECT MANAGER                                     OUTREACH COORDINATORU.S. ARMY CORPS , LRL                               U.S. ARMY CORPS, LRLPHONE: (502) 315-6780                                 PHONE: (502) 649-3190

Jul
13
Wed
Canal Nights @ Indiana State Museum
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Canal Nights at the Indiana State Museum

Join us and community partners along the canal walk outside of the museum for a combination of outdoor activities and themed hands-on experiments.

Discover different kinds of races, test engineering designs to see if what you build travels the fastest, and take part in hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Price: This is a free event

All events take place at the museum’s canal entrance along the Downtown Canal. The canal entrance can still be accessed when parking in the White River State Park garage by walking through level one of the museum.

Wednesday June 1: Race Day

  • Race into the summer! The Indy 500 isn’t the only kind of race in town. You’ll discover other types of races, test engineering designs to see what you can build that will go the fastest and enjoy hands-on activities and demonstrations. In honor of our exhibit, Major Taylor: Fastest Cyclist in the World, we’ll also have activities involving bicycles and bicycle racing.

Wednesday June 8 Nature Play Day

  • Get outside and PLAY! Join the Indiana State Museum and other community partners for an evening of outdoor fun. Explore the museum grounds and White River State Park. Play and create with natural materials. Discover places across Indiana to get into nature. Canal Nights: Nature Play Day is presented in conjunction with the Indiana Children & Nature Network Nature Play Day.

Wednesday June 15: Global Gathering

  • Explore the cultural diversity of Indiana and our global community. Experience the music, art, history, and traditions of a variety of nations that call Indiana home. Cultural demonstrations and activities will take you for a trip around the globe without leaving the canal.

Wednesday June 22nd : Summer Nights Astronomy 

  • June 21st was the summer solstice and the first official day of summer, but what does solstice mean? Learn more about the seasons, sun, stars, and planets. Participate in experiments about space and telescopes and meet community partners.

Wednesday, June 29th: Wonderful Water

  • What makes summer bearable? Water! But why does water cool us down? Join us as we take a look at the science behind water, why it’s important, and other ways water makes our summers fun! Engage in experiments and hands on activities and most important of all, play in the water.

Wednesday July 6th: Superhero Night

  • Super who? Super you! Discover your super power and write your own comic book storyline. Design your own super suit and super-secret hideout. Visit with community partners who will inspire the superhero in you.

Wednesday July 13th: Weather

  • Summer weather in Indiana can change in an instant. Learn more about why the weather does what it does, signs to look for to tell you it will change, weather safety, and maybe even make thunder and rain sounds of your own!

Wednesday July 20th: Create and Construct!

  • Indianapolis is always building and changing and tonight we’ll explore the ways cities are planned and built and the equipment used to do it. Inspired by our exhibit Carboard Engineering: Build a City, you can create structures of your own using cardboard and other materials and try your hand at engineering design challenges.

Wednesday July 27th: Eco-Citizen

  • Who is an eco-citizen? You can be! This event explores what it takes to be an eco-citizen with various community partners and activities that allow you to explore environmental responsibility, pollution, recycling, and more.
Jul
20
Wed
Canal Nights @ Indiana State Museum
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Canal Nights at the Indiana State Museum

Join us and community partners along the canal walk outside of the museum for a combination of outdoor activities and themed hands-on experiments.

Discover different kinds of races, test engineering designs to see if what you build travels the fastest, and take part in hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Price: This is a free event

All events take place at the museum’s canal entrance along the Downtown Canal. The canal entrance can still be accessed when parking in the White River State Park garage by walking through level one of the museum.

Wednesday June 1: Race Day

  • Race into the summer! The Indy 500 isn’t the only kind of race in town. You’ll discover other types of races, test engineering designs to see what you can build that will go the fastest and enjoy hands-on activities and demonstrations. In honor of our exhibit, Major Taylor: Fastest Cyclist in the World, we’ll also have activities involving bicycles and bicycle racing.

Wednesday June 8 Nature Play Day

  • Get outside and PLAY! Join the Indiana State Museum and other community partners for an evening of outdoor fun. Explore the museum grounds and White River State Park. Play and create with natural materials. Discover places across Indiana to get into nature. Canal Nights: Nature Play Day is presented in conjunction with the Indiana Children & Nature Network Nature Play Day.

Wednesday June 15: Global Gathering

  • Explore the cultural diversity of Indiana and our global community. Experience the music, art, history, and traditions of a variety of nations that call Indiana home. Cultural demonstrations and activities will take you for a trip around the globe without leaving the canal.

Wednesday June 22nd : Summer Nights Astronomy 

  • June 21st was the summer solstice and the first official day of summer, but what does solstice mean? Learn more about the seasons, sun, stars, and planets. Participate in experiments about space and telescopes and meet community partners.

Wednesday, June 29th: Wonderful Water

  • What makes summer bearable? Water! But why does water cool us down? Join us as we take a look at the science behind water, why it’s important, and other ways water makes our summers fun! Engage in experiments and hands on activities and most important of all, play in the water.

Wednesday July 6th: Superhero Night

  • Super who? Super you! Discover your super power and write your own comic book storyline. Design your own super suit and super-secret hideout. Visit with community partners who will inspire the superhero in you.

Wednesday July 13th: Weather

  • Summer weather in Indiana can change in an instant. Learn more about why the weather does what it does, signs to look for to tell you it will change, weather safety, and maybe even make thunder and rain sounds of your own!

Wednesday July 20th: Create and Construct!

  • Indianapolis is always building and changing and tonight we’ll explore the ways cities are planned and built and the equipment used to do it. Inspired by our exhibit Carboard Engineering: Build a City, you can create structures of your own using cardboard and other materials and try your hand at engineering design challenges.

Wednesday July 27th: Eco-Citizen

  • Who is an eco-citizen? You can be! This event explores what it takes to be an eco-citizen with various community partners and activities that allow you to explore environmental responsibility, pollution, recycling, and more.
Jul
22
Fri
Indiana Wetland Education Meeting @ Prophetstown Stat Park
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

10:00AM–11:30AM WETLAND TOUR: PROPHETSTOWN STATE PARK*

ADDRESS: 4112 E. STATE ROAD 225, WEST LAFAYETTE, IN 47906

1:00PM–4:00PM MEETING: PURDUE UNIVERSITY

ADDRESS: 610 PURDUE MALL, WEST LAFAYETTE, IN 47907

SIGN UP

MEETINGS ARE FREE BUT ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED, SO PLEASE SIGN UP BY EMAILING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO JENNIFER.STROMBERG@USACE.ARMY.MIL OR BRANDON.R.BRUMMETT@.USACE.ARMY.MIL :

  • YOUR NAME
  • EMAIL OR PHONE NUMBER FOR CONTACTING ABOUT THE MEETING
  • WHICH MEETING YOU WILL BE ATTENDING
  • IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND THE WETLAND TOUR
  • ANY SPECIFIC ACCOMMODATIONS YOU WILL NEED

*WETLAND TOURS ARE AN OPTIONAL COMPONENT OF THE MEETINGS. IF ATTENDING, PLEASE WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR FOR WALKING OUTDOORS OVER UNEVEN TERRAIN. LUNCH AND BEVERAGES WILL NOT BE PROVIDED. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN WATER, A NONPERISHABLE LUNCH OR PLAN TO DINE AT NEARBY RESTAURANTS. A LUNCH BREAK WILL BE PROVIDED.

FOR QUESTIONS OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

JENNIFER STROMBERG                               BRANDON R. BRUMMETT      PROJECT MANAGER                                     OUTREACH COORDINATORU.S. ARMY CORPS , LRL                               U.S. ARMY CORPS, LRLPHONE: (502) 315-6780                                 PHONE: (502) 649-3190