October Storywalk: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
Lunch and Learn: Trumpeting the Return of Michigan's Native Swans
Holiday Gift Show
PIERCE CEDAR CREEK INSTITUTE'S CORONAVIRUS PLAN, Updated August 3
The Institute's Visitor Center is open to the public Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.
The Education Building is open for programs only.
Institute trails are open daily, dawn to dusk.
Here at the Institute, throughout the coronavirus pandemic, we have worked to follow the science behind the decisions around such topics as masks, social distancing, vaccines, and more. We have relied on federal, state, and local leadership to safely guide us through this uncharted territory.
With guidance from the Center for Disease Control, masks are now required when entering any of the Institute buildings. Our goal is to keep staff members and guests safe from acquiring or transmitting the coronavirus.
Thank you for assisting us with our ongoing compliance efforts.
Michelle Skedgell and the Staff at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
Any questions should be directed to:
Michelle Skedgell, Executive Director
Inspiring Appreciation and Stewardship of our Environment
Welcome to Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
Set on 850 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 opportunities for education, recreation, research, 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, instructing 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 over nine miles of hiking trails open to the public, free of charge, from dawn to dusk year-round.
Latest News and Information
Applications for the 2022 Biological Field Station Season are now online! Apply here!
Order Pierce Pickups Today!
Take a break and let the Institute do the cooking for you. Order by Sunday, October 24 for pick up at the Institute on Thursday, October 28 or at Anne's Health Foods in Hastings on Friday, October 29 during store hours.
30 Days of Giving Thanks to Nature
Pick up a November calendar at the Institute or click here to learn ways to show gratitude to nature or ideas for exploring and appreciating the great outdoors.
Barry County Recycling
Are you looking for more information about recycling? The county's website will answer questions about residential recycling in Barry County and provide you with a better understanding of recycling in general and the importance of handling your discards properly.To read more about recycling in Barry County click here.
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute and Blue Zones
The Institute and other Barry County leaders have joined forces with Blue Zones to become the first Blue Zones community in Michigan. Blue Zones began in Barry County in fall 2019 with the goal of enacting a countywide well-being transformation. To read more about Blue Zones in Barry County visit bluezones.com/activate-barry-county
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