Summer Storywalk: Take a Walk, Read a Book, Go on an Adventure!
Science Storytime: Freshwater Fish Fables
Virtual BioBlitz Hike: Dragonflies and Damselflies
Virtual Stroll with Nature: Dragonflies—Fantastic Flyers
UPDATED CORONAVIRUS MITIGATION ANNOUNCEMENT – June 3, 2020
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Institute's buildings will remain closed to the public until further notice. For more information, please click here.
Institute Trails will Remain Open Every Day from Dawn to Dusk.
All Guests must Practice Social Distancing.
Here at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, we value the role we play in our community, and we are committed to doing our part to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which results in COVID-19. We are also committed to keeping our community updated. Many thanks to each of you for your help in mitigating this serious health risk and helping us get back to business as usual.
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 829 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, edifying 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 nine miles of hiking trails open to the public, free of charge, from dawn to dusk year-round.