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 providing science programs, we always provide a variety of programming for everyone, no matter age or experience. Many of our programs and events are free, but some may have a small fee applied. Pre-registration is required for most programs. Pre-registration allows the Institute to secure staffing and materials for programs/events so that we may best serve you. Cancellations prior to 1 week before the program/event will be refunded in full. Cancellations after that deadline will not be refunded. To cancel your registration, please contact us at (269) 721-4190 or email

Pre-registration is required for all events by 8 am on the day of the program.

Current Events

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is committed to providing quality programs for community members of all ages. Some community programs have both virtual and in-person options.

If you have any questions about the following events, please contact Community Program Manager Ellen Holste at To see a complete list of all programs, visit our Facebook page at



February Storywalk Book: Ten Ways to Hear Snow
by Cathy Camper; Illustrated by Kenard Pak

Wednesday, February 1–Tuesday, February 28



February Member Appreciation Month: Snowshoe Check-out

February 1-28

Register in person or by phone at (269) 721-4190.

Snowshoes are available for members throughout the winter season.

Members Free; Non-Members $5


A Winter Walk on Candlelight Trails (Family-friendly)

Saturday, February 4

6:30–8:30 pm

Register Here!

Members FREE; Non-Members $8

Family Registration $25

Snowshoe rental: Members FREE; Non-Members $5


Family Snowshoe Hike (Family Friendly)

Saturday, February 11

1–3 pm

Register Here!

Members Adults and Children FREE; Non-Member Adults $8; Non-Member Children (4-12) $5

Under 4 Free (but registration still required)


Couples Snowshoe Hike: Lichen Edition (Adults Only)

Saturday, February 11

4:30–6:30 pm

Register Here!

Members Couple $18; Non-Member Couple $25


February Brunch – Wild Kenya: A Photographic Safari

Sunday, February 12

Brunch seatings: 11:30 am and 1 pm

Program: 12:15 pm

Register Here!


Member Adults $22; Children $12

Non-Member Adults $27; Children $14


Painting Lichens: Color Theory with Watercolor (Virtual on Zoom)

Wednesday, February 15

6:30–8:30 pm

Register here!

Member $35; Non-Members $49

You may pick up your kit at the Institute starting February 6 or add $10 for mail delivery.

You must register by February 3 if you would like your kit mailed to you. Delivery cost is $10 per registration.


3rd Annual Virtual Herpetology Conference: Conservation Concerns and Extinction Avoidance (on Zoom and Facebook Live)

Friday, February 24

10 am – 3 pm

Register here!

Click here for more information.

FREE–Suggested donation $10 with proceeds going toward the Institute's herpetofauna research.