Biological Field Station Tour and Lunch – Learn more about the work happening at the Institute's biological field station this summer!
Lunch and Learn: No Dark in Sight: An Artist's Viewpoint on Light Pollution – Join Bill Davis on a photographic journey to examine artificial and natural light around the world.
Strolling with Nature: Caterpillars and Polliwogs – Learn about animals that change forms at different stages in their lives.
Weekday Wanderer – Enjoy a stroll and good conversation while exploring the trails with an Institute naturalist.
Inspiring Appreciation and Stewardship of our Environment
Welcome to Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
Set on 742 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.