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Donate Today!

Your donation—whether it is a gift of your time, talents, or treasures—provides the support needed to teach, inspire, and change people's lives. From the many hikes and family programs offered at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute to the summer research program for undergraduate college students, your donation helps the Institute bring our mission to inspire appreciation and stewardship of our environment up close and personal.


ScienceStrong—Explore, Experience, Engage   

The goal of ScienceStrong—Explore, Experience, Engage is to improve science literacy among area preschool through high school students.

For the 2016-2017 school year, we hope to expand the ScienceStrong program in the following ways:

      • Provide professional development sessions for early childhood teachers and elementary teachers
                • Help cover transportation needs for classroom and field trip learning experiences
      • Assist in the development of an after school science program
      • Offer a Summer Science Exploration Program for high school and middle school students
      • Build the number of items in the Science Lending Library, especially classroom sets


Another way to help is through a donation of basic supplies and equipment for teachers and      students to use either in the classroom or while at the Institute. For more information, please contact Education Director Sara Syswerda at (269) 721-4434.

Together we can help and are helping local students and teachers be ScienceStrong!


A Donation to Our Endowment Fund

Your help is needed right now!

Your gift to the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute Envi
ronmental Education and Research Fund at the Barry Community Foundation is a gift that lasts in perpetuity and provides valuable funding year-after-year to the Institute.

By Mail: Make checks payable to Barry Community Foundation and mail to address below:
Barry Community Foundation
Environmental Education and Research Fund
231 S Broadway
Hastings, MI 49058.


Other Wonderful Ways to Help

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

A memorial or tribute gift to the Celebration Garden is a wonderful way to recognize a special someone or memory in your life, while also supporting an organization dedicated to preserving and protecting our natural world.

General Operating Fund

And, as always, general gifts are greatly appreciated. Donations to our operating fund keep the heart and soul of the organization alive on a day-by-day basis. Consider your donation as the life blood of Pierce Cedar Creek Institute.

For more information, or if you have questions about donating, please contact Executive Director Michelle Skedgell.