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 proivde a vareity 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.
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 email@example.com. To see a complete list of all programs, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/piercecedarcreekinstitute.
May Storywalk Book: Welcome Brown Bird by Mary Lyn Ray;Illustrated by Peter Sylvada
June Storywalk Book: Begin with a Bee by Liza Ketchum, Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Phyllis Root;
Illustrated by Claudia McGehee
Poison Ivy "Scavenger" Hunt Hike
Wednesday, June 1
Members FREE I Non-Members $5
Doet Boersma Artist Reception
Thursday, June 2
6:30–7:30 pm Refreshments
7–8 pm Presentation and Discussion (in-person and on Zoom)
Learn and Burn Event with Live Fire Demonstrations and Activities
Saturday, June 4
(Rain date, June 11)
Bumble Bees in Your Backyard Workshop
Wednesday, June 8
6:30 – 8 pm
Fun Fridays in the Play Space (Ages 10 and under with adult, family-friendly)
Fridays throughout the summer
June 10 Bubble Fun
June 24 Sun and Shadows (free gift for memebrs)
10 am – Noon
Native Plant Propagation: Deep Dive into Garden Design Workshop
Wednesday, June 15
Members $20 I Non-Members $25
BioBlitz: Blurring the Lines – Peculiar "Plants"
Thursday, June 16
Members FREE I Non-Members $5
Member Appreciation Week
Monday – Saturday, June 20-25
In celebration and appreciation of our members, enjoy a whole week of new activities and favorites at the Institute. Not yet a member?
You can become a member for as little as $30 for the whole family (including children and grandchildren) for an entire year!
Summer Solstice Party–MEMBERS ONLY EVENT (All ages)
Monday, June 20
Members FREE I Non-Members (membership is required, start as low as $30 for the whole famliy)
Family Science Night/ Ice Cream Social (All ages)
Wednesday, June 22
Let's Go Take a Hike
Thursday, June 23
Members FREE I Non-Members $5 (includes hiking stick and medallion)
Coffee and Canvas
Saturday, June 25
Members FREE I Non-Members $25 (includes hiking stick and medallion)
Lunch and Learn: The Rise of Oak Wilt
Thursday, June 30
Program: 11 am – Noon (Zoom and in-person)
Lunch: Noon – 1 pm
Optional Field Trip 1–2:30 pm
Program ONLY: Members FREE; Non-Members $5
Program and Lunch: Members $12 I Non-Members $17
A Latesummer Night's Green
Saturday, July 30
6 – 9 pm
Save the Date! Bask in the natural spelndor of the Institute while enjoying delicious food, terrific drinks, and live music at our annual fundraiser. Set against the backdrop of our tall grass prairie, this is not your average garden party, it's a nature party you won't want to miss!
Holiday Gift Show
Sunday, November 13
11 am–3 pm
The Institute is now accepting applications from vendors interested in participating in this year's Holiday Gift Show. Applications are due August 31.