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PCEI Receives $15,000 Challenge Grant for New Learning Greenhouse!








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Children play near the foundation of the
Thomas O. Brown Learning Greenhouse.

We are thrilled to announce that the Thomas O. Brown Foundation is offering PCEI a dollar for dollar match challenge grant of up to $15,000 to help complete our Learning Greenhouse! The Foundation’s challenge is limited to money raised by PCEI toward this project by September 30, 2015.

Make a gift to the Learning Greenhouse today!

When completed, the 3200 square foot Thomas O. Brown Learning Greenhouse will be used for native plant production, growing demonstrations, educational space, and innovative efforts such as aquaponics (growing both fish and plants using recirculating water).  Read more….

Educational Summer Fun!

PCEI is proud to provide many opportunities for community learning! Check out our current offerings below:


Summer Storytime Series

Families are invited out to the PCEI Nature Center for our annual Summer Storytime Series! Each Thursday from June 11th to August 27th, 2015 a special guest from the community will read books and lead activities related to nature and sustainability. All programs run from 10AM until 12PM. For more information, click here.

Seasonal Wanderings Family Series

Back by popular demand! Due to the great success of our fantastic winter family programs, we have extended our Seasonal Wanderings Family Series into a year-round affair. Free, fun,and entertaining for all ages, PCEI’s Seasonal Wandering Family Series provides the Palouse-Clearwater region with fun, educational opportunities for everyone. The summer portion of our Seasonal Wanderings Series has drawn to a close, but please tune back in in the fall for our autumn events.

Science After Hours

**This program is on hiatus for the summer and will start up again in the fall**

Geared primarily towards adults, the Science After Hours series aims to provide the masses with the latest in scientific research (particularly in the areas of ecology, food systems, biology, and sustainability) in action-packed FREE presentations by University of Idaho and Washington State University researchers and local community organizations.  For more information, or if you are interested in presenting, please email learning@pcei.org!

Drop-in Volunteer Day, Every Tuesday

Join us for our weekly Drop-in Volunteer Day every Tuesday from 10am-4pm at the PCEI Nature Center. Projects may include spreading woodchips to improve our one mile trail system, removing invasive weeds to allow our native species a chance to thrive, and other projects as needed.  Alternatives to outdoor work are always available–just let us know so we can find a project that fits your skills! We have something for everyone so fill out a volunteer application today!

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.