No Family Left Indoors – A great way to discover new places, learn about different organizations in Barry County, and have fun outdoors!
Strolling with Nature – Explore the curiosities of nature through the eyes of a child every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month this summer.
BioBlitz Hike: Caterpillars Count! – Learn how to identify caterpillars and get involved in a new citizen science project.
Lunch and Learn: Drones in Science – Join Professor Darren Proppe of Calvin College as he describes his use of drones for locating songbird nests in Michigan.
Inspiring Appreciation and Stewardship of our Environment
Welcome to Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
Set on 742 acres in rural Barry County Michigan, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, a mix between an environmental education center, nature center and biological field station, provides visitors with an opportunity for outdoor education and exposure to a blend of diverse habitats including wetlands, forests, marshes, streams, lakes, and prairies.
The Institute offers environmental education and sustainable land management programs to the community, edifying environmental stewards by communicating the core values of land conservancy, environmental responsibility and the pursuit of knowledge; provides undergraduate research grants and research partnerships with a consortium of area colleges and universities; and features nine miles of hiking trails open to the public, free of charge, from dawn to dusk year-round.