January Storywalk Book: Raven, Rabbit, Deer by Sue Farrell Holler; Illustrated by Jennifer Faria
Science Storytime (For Evergreen Trees)
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
Ice Skating Rink Conditions
Construction of the ice rink is in process. The projected opening date is at Winterfest on Saturday, January 29.
Applications for the 2022 Biological Field Station Season are now online! Apply here!
If you are interested in our Creative Fellowships, read last year's Nature in Words and Gordon Art Fellowship final reports here! Applications for the Natural Resource Fellowship and Research Grants are due February 3!
Looking for a way to change up your regular dinner routine? Let Chef Dan and his kitchen staff help with Pierce Pickups! Order by Sunday, January 23 for pickup up at the Institute on Thursday, January 27 from 2-4 pm or at Anne's Health Foods on Friday, January 28 during store hours. Order here!
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