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



Family Science Night at Hastings Public Library
Wednesday, February 19
6 – 8 pm

Celebrate science at Hastings Public Library with amazing hands-on science activities and demonstrations for students in preschool – 5th grade.

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Homeschool Program: Winter Trees and Maple Syrup
Friday, February 21
1 – 2:30 pm

Students will learn how to identify common Michigan trees without their leaves, what strategies different trees use to survive winter, and why we can tap trees for their sweet sap to make maple syrup.

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Maple Syrup Tapping 101
Saturday, February 22
10 – 11:30 am

Join Don Snoeyink of Thornapple Woodlands and learn how to identify different types of maple trees with or without leaves, how and when to tap a tree for its sap, and how to prepare the sap into the delicious syrup we all enjoy.

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The Intersection of the Environment and Politics Conference
Saturday, February 29
8:30 am – 3 pm

Looking towards the approaching 2020 elections, this year's conference will include topics such as citizen activism, the new realities of Michigan's recycling, environmental injustice, state symbol legislation, and other environmental issues affecting Michiganders in the home and at the state capitol.

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Holiday Gift Show Vendors
Application deadline: August 31

The Institute is now accepting applications for approval to vend at the Holiday Gift Show on Sunday, November 8.

Application for Approval to Vend




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