Welcome to PCEI
We connect people, place and community. Our programs encourage sustainable living, provide experiential learning, and offer opportunities for serving in our community, while actively protecting and restoring our natural resources. We invite you to learn more about opportunities to engage with us below.
Volunteer with PCEI
PCEI is excited to offer volunteer opportunities to get outside as a an individual or a household and to keep your hands and minds busy while daily routines are changed in response to COVID-19.
Volunteer experiences will be offered in a way that allows for social distancing and following recommendations by the CDC including wearing a face mask, and will be conducted from a distance by PCEI staff.
Call for Artists: COVID Art Fair
The Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI) is seeking 2-and 3-dimensional, COVID-themed, visual art to be displayed at the PCEI Nature Center on Saturday, October 3, 2020. There will be adult and children’s (12 and under) categories. Multiple entries OK. Artists have the option to sell their art at this event with no commission. $10.00 submission fee for each adult entry payable at drop-off. Children can enter up to 2 pieces for free.
We are also soliciting donations of hand-created COVID face masks to be sold at a silent auction on Saturday, with proceeds to benefit PCEI.
For full details on how to enter, download the Call for Artists flyer. We look forward to seeing what you create!
Visit Our Nature Center
Enjoy trails, wetlands, outdoor art, Bikes for Tikes and more at the PCEI Nature Center. Located at 1040 Rodeo Drive in Moscow, Idaho. Open dawn to dusk 7 days a week. Please follow CDC guidelines while you are visiting including staying six feet or more from other visitors.
Download a high res version of our PCEI Nature Center map created for us by Chelsea Feeney. This map outlines all the trails at the Nature Center, important features and points of interest. Feel free to share photos from your visit on social media using the hashtag #pceinaturecenter.
A Refuge for All to Enjoy
All of us at PCEI understand that this is a difficult time for our local businesses, schools and families. We would like to invite you to come to the PCEI Nature Center to de-stress, relax, walk, wander and enjoy nature during this challenging time.
Visiting the Nature Center is free and so are the following activities you can enjoy while you are here:
- Have a Picnic! Bring a blanket, snacks, books or coloring books for the little ones to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere here.
- Walk, Stroll or Roll along our universally accessible pathway
- Explore over a mile of trails (please pick up after your furry companions!)
- Bring the kids to get fresh air and healthy exercise (don’t forget the hand sanitizer!)
- Get Pumped on our kid-friendly Pump Track
- Please follow CDC guidelines while you are visiting including staying six feet or more from other visitors.
Growing Our Community One New Member at a Time
A message from Doug Heckman, PCEI Board President
We’ve enjoyed a banner year at PCEI. We’ve put a ton of effort into planning meaningful education programs, restoring at-risk stream ecosystems, hosting fun parties and events, and keeping up with maintenance at the PCEI Nature Center and Rose Creek Nature Preserve.
To maintain and grow our programs, we also need to maintain and grow our PCEI community. Memberships help us improve PCEI’s natural spaces, provide more stellar events, and deliver more educational programs. Plus, a strong membership base gives us more credibility and strength when applying for grants. Please consider joining the PCEI community.
Help Us Finish the Greenhouse!