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 ways to engage with us below.
Taste of PCEI
Join us for a Taste of PCEI, our fall membership appreciation event, on Saturday, October 30th from 11am – 2pm at the Palouse Nature Center. Visit pcei.org/events/ for details or to register. From apple cider pressing to animal and plant specialists, to kid’s crafts, and more, you can look forward to fun for the whole family!
Visit Our Nature Center and Nature Preserve
Enjoy trails, wetlands, outdoor art, and sustainable features at the PCEI Nature Center and unique habitats at the Rose Creek Nature Preserve. Open dawn to dusk 7 days a week. Please follow CDC guidelines while you are visiting.
Kids Programs at the Nature Center!
We invite your kids to join us for one of our many school year programs happening now on the Palouse Nature Center! Nature Explorers has three different sessions for kids ages 6-12: after school camps, homeschool days, and Moscow School District Professional Days. Enrollment is now open for Palouse Roots, PCEI’s outdoor school for kids ages 4-7. With small student to teacher ratios and an expansive outdoor space to explore, PCEI’s kids programs allow your child to thrive in a hands-on educational environment. We love our little learners!
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.
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. For more information, visit PCEI’s GivePulse page to sign up for volunteer opportunities or email email@example.com.
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.