Programs and Events

Events & Programs for the Whole Family!

At Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, we offer year-round programs and special events. Whether we are celebrating the changing of the seasons or offering science programs, we always offer the opportunity for the whole family to join in on the fun! Many of our programs and events are free, although, some special events may have a small fee applied.

Current Events



Weekday Wanderer
Thursday, September 19
9 – 11 am

Enjoy a stroll and good conversation while exploring the trails with an Institute naturalist.

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Lunch and Learn: Taking Flight: The Demands of Bird Migration
Thursday, September 27
Program: 11 am – Noon

Lunch: Noon – 1 pm

Join Jen Owen, Associate Professor of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University, as she describes how birds naviate using the night sky and the demands and stress of migration on bird health.

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Biological Field Station Report Meeting
Saturday, September 28
10 am – Noon

Come learn more about the researchers' and fellows' experiences at the Institute this summer. Each research team and fellow will have a poster or display of their work.

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Forest Therapy Workshop with Cayla Samano
Saturday, October 5
10 am – Noon

Join certified Forest Therapy Guide Cayla Samano of A2 Shinrin Yoku as she invites participants to connect with nature through hands-on activities in an immersive sensory experience.

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Holiday Gift Show
Sunday, November 10
11 am – 3 pm

Lunch seating times: 11 am – Noon;

12:15 – 1:15 pm;

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Make your reservation early for the lunch buffet at the 17th Annual Holiday Gift Show.

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