September Storywalk Book: Winged Wonder: Solving the Monarch Migration Mystery by Meeg Pincus; Illustrated by Yas Imamura
Over the Creek and Through the Woods Trail Run
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
PIERCE CEDAR CREEK INSTITUTE'S CORONAVIRUS PLAN, Updated August 3
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.
With guidance from the Center for Disease Control, masks are now required when entering any of the Institute buildings. Our goal is to keep staff members and guests safe from acquiring or transmitting the coronavirus.
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 849 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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Join Us for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Saturday, October 16!
A celebration of our environment. Live at the Hastings Performing Arts Center. The festival focuses on flims that speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet. Click here to purchase tickets!
Listen to Community Program Manager Ellen Holste on The Show About Science podcast.
A The podcast is an adventure into the world of scientific discovery hosted by Nate, a nine-year-old podcaster. Click here to listen!
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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