August Storywalk Book: If Pluto was a Pea by Gabrielle Prendergast; Illustrated by Rebecca Gerlings
What's the Cache? The Basics of Geocaching
Tour the Galactic Zoo in the Sky with the Hastings Public Library
Inspiring Appreciation and Stewardship of our Environment
Welcome to Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
Set on 850 acres in rural Barry County Michigan, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, a mix between an environmental education center, nature center and biological field station, provides visitors opportunities for education, recreation, research and exposure to a blend of diverse habitats including wetlands, forests, marshes, streams, lakes, and prairies.
The Institute offers environmental education and sustainable land management programs to the community, instructing environmental stewards by communicating the core values of land conservancy, environmental responsibility and the pursuit of knowledge; provides undergraduate research grants and research partnerships with a consortium of area colleges and universities; and features over nine miles of hiking trails open to the public, free of charge, from dawn to dusk year-round.
According to a recent survey conducted by the Institute, 65 percent of you are very interested in native plants. We are listening and just posted a new page on the Institute website with a ton of native plant information! Click here to read the native plant page!