Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is a West Michigan biological field station in Barry County near Hastings, and provides opportunities for research in the environmental sciences. The biological field station works with a consortium of 14 colleges and universities from Michigan and Indiana. Working with faculty from each of the consortium institutions, the Institute is able to provide funding for undergraduate research in the environmental sciences. We also welcome environmental research projects from outside our consortium. View current research projects and past research projects conducted at the biological field station. All researchers are required to complete and file a research agreement before beginning any research on site. Students considering Pierce Cedar Creek Institute for research or a class should feel free to visit and scout the property. You can find more about the property and about our field station resources. We would also be happy to meet with interested researchers to discuss potential projects. Contact Dr. Sara Parr Syswerda, education director, at (269) 721-4434 to arrange a visit.