• August Storywalk Book: If Pluto was a Pea by Gabrielle Prendergast; Illustrated by Rebecca Gerlings
    August 1 – 31
  • What's the Cache? The Basics of Geocaching
    Tuesday, August 16 6:30–8:30 pm
  • Tour the Galactic Zoo in the Sky with the Hastings Public Library
    *Postponed to Wednesday, August 17 8:30–10:30 pm

 

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.
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PCCI Programs

Programs & Events

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Join us year-round for exciting activities and learning experiences, from science storytimes to strolls with nature.
PCCI Education

Education

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With our on-site and off-site ScienceStrong—Explore, Experience, Engage program, we are proud to be a leader in environmental education and science.
PCCI Research

Scientific Research

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As a biological field station, we provide opportunities for research in the environmental sciences and natural resources to inform land management. We also provide opportunities in creative writing and art. Our biological field station works with a consortium of 12 colleges and universities from  Michigan and Indiana.