June Storywalk Book: Forest Bright, Forest Night by Jennifer Ward, Illustrated by Jamichael Henterly
No Family Left Indoors
Virtual Family Yoga Series
PIERCE CEDAR CREEK INSTITUTE'S CORONAVIRUS PLAN, Updated June 1
The Institute's Visitor Center is open to the public Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5pm.
The Education Building will remain closed to the public until further notice.
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.
As the new month of June begins, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is under newly relaxed COVID-19 guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). We will be following these guidelines through the month of June, which basically state:
- All outdoor restrictions and masking requirements have ended.
- Fully vaccinated people (and those under 2) are not required to wear a mask indoors.
- Unvaccinated people are required to continue to wear a mask indoors.
We are grateful for the cooperation from all our guests throughout this ordeal. We are feeling positive about the progress being made, and, it almost goes without saying, we all look forward to a return to slightly more “normal” operations.
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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Save the Date! A Latesummer Night's Green is August 14!
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Pierce Pickups are Back!
Ease into summer and enjoy a home-cooked meal from the Institute. Order by Sunday, June 20 for pick up at the Institute on Thursday, June 24 or at Anne's Health Foods in Hastings on Friday, June 25. 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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