• December Storywalk Book: Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle: How Animals Get Ready for Winter

    by Laura Purdie Salas; Illustrated by Claudine Gevry

    November and December 2022
  • Learning the Land: Forest Forensics History Hike
    Friday, December 3 1–3 pm
  • Lunch and Learn: Michigan's Christmas Tree Industry
    Friday, December 9 Program: 11 am – Noon
    Lunch Noon–1 pm *Register for a Box Lunch by Monday, December 5


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.


'Tis the Season to Book Your 2022 Holiday Celebration!

Celebrate your entire staff with a festive weekday luncheon in the heart of Barry County. We offer breathtaking views, delicious menu options, and an experienced event team that will assist you in every decision from menus to table set up. Space is available through January 20, 2023. Contact Hospitality Manager Tracy Noorman to confirm your holiday plans.
(269) 721-4291 or tnoorman@cedarcreekinstitute.org
PCCI Programs

Programs & Events

Join us year-round for exciting activities and learning experiences, from science storytimes to strolls with nature.
PCCI Education


With our on-site and off-site ScienceStrong—Explore, Experience, Engage program, we are proud to be a leader in environmental education and science.
PCCI Research

Scientific Research

As a biological field station, we provide opportunities for research in the environmental sciences and natural resources to inform land management. We also provide opportunities in creative writing and art. Our biological field station works with a consortium of 12 colleges and universities from  Michigan and Indiana.