• –On the Trails in September–

    Storybook Walk: Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson;

    Illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke

    September 1–30
  • Learning the Land Fall Hiking Series–Oak Savanna Slide
    Saturday, September 23 10am–Noon
  • Lunch and Learn: Seed Saving and Sharing
    Friday, September 29 Program: 11 am–Noon; Lunch: Noon–1 pm


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 scientific 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.



PCCI Programs

Programs & Events

Join us year-round for exciting activities and learning experiences, from science storytimes to candlelight trails.
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 colleges and universities from Michigan and Indiana.