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Donate Today!

Your donation—whether it is a gift of your time, talents, or treasures—provides the support needed to teach, inspire, and change people's lives. From the many hikes and family programs offered at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute to the summer research program for undergraduate college students, your donation helps the Institute bring our mission to inspire appreciation and stewardship of our environment up close and personal.


ScienceStrong—Explore, Experience, Engage   

The goal of ScienceStrong—Explore, Experience, Engage is to improve science literacy among area preschool through high school students.

For the 2017–2018 school year, we hope to expand the ScienceStrong program in the following ways:

      • Reach 5,000 students through in-school programs and field trips.
        • Expand field trips and in-school programs s to include all grades pre-kindergarten–5th grade, which means piloting programs for 1st graders, 2nd graders, and 5th graders.
        • Offer more summer science professional development sessions for elementary and early childhood teachers.
        • Pilot a Barry County Science Festival in April.
          • Develop a summer science program for elementary students.


Another way to help is through a donation of basic supplies and equipment for teachers and students to use either in the classroom or while at the Institute. For more information, please contact Education Director Sara Syswerda at (269) 721-4434.

Together we can help and are helping local students and teachers be ScienceStrong!


A Donation to Our Endowment Fund

Your help is needed right now!

Your gift to the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute Envi
ronmental Education and Research Fund at the Barry Community Foundation is a gift that lasts in perpetuity and provides valuable funding year-after-year to the Institute.

By Mail: Make checks payable to Barry Community Foundation and mail to address below:
Barry Community Foundation
Environmental Education and Research Fund
231 S Broadway
Hastings, MI 49058.


Other Wonderful Ways to Help

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

A memorial or tribute gift to the Celebration Garden is a wonderful way to recognize a special someone or memory in your life, while also supporting an organization dedicated to preserving and protecting our natural world.

General Operating Fund

And, as always, general gifts are greatly appreciated. Donations to our operating fund keep the heart and soul of the organization alive on a day-by-day basis. Consider your donation as the life blood of Pierce Cedar Creek Institute.

For more information, or if you have questions about donating, please contact Executive Director Michelle Skedgell.