July Storybook Walk: An Extraordinary Ordinary Moth by Karlin Gray; Illustrated by Stelivana Doneva
No Family Left Indoors
A Latesummer Night's Green
PIERCE CEDAR CREEK INSTITUTE'S CORONAVIRUS PLAN, Updated June 22
The Institute's Visitor Center is open to the public Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.
The Education Building is open for programs only.
Institute trails are open daily, dawn to dusk.
Here at the Institute, throughout the coronavirus pandemic, we have worked to follow the science behind the decisions around such topics as masks, social distancing, vaccines, and more. We have relied on federal, state, and local leadership to safely guide us through this uncharted territory.
Masks are no longer reguired, but we ask those not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and over two years of age to continue to wear a mask inside our facilities.
Thank you for assisting us with our ongoing compliance efforts.
Michelle Skedgell and the Staff at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
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, 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.
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A Latesummer Night's Green Event and Raffle tickets are available.
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Pierce Pickups are Back!
Ease into summer and enjoy a home-cooked meal from the Institute. Order by Sunday, July 25 for pick up at the Institute on Thursday, July 29 or at Anne's Health Foods in Hastings on Friday, July 30. Click here for the menu.
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute and Blue Zones
The Institute and other Barry County leaders have joined forces with Blue Zones to become the first Blue Zones community in Michigan. Blue Zones began in Barry County in fall 2019 with the goal of enacting a countywide well-being transformation. To read more about Blue Zones in Barry County visit bluezones.com/activate-barry-county
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