There are lions, no tigers, but bears… two kinds! It’s the Card Wildlife Education Center on the campus of Ferris State University. It all started with a donation from alumnus Roger Card, who offered his collection to the school. “We have improved on the collection by creating the natural history museum with specimen from Roger Card,” said gallery director Carey Stemer. The display was about 10 years in the making. The university knew it had something very special, but they wanted to do it right.
This basement is for family fun for sure, but the room off to the right, well, that’s just for dad and his love of Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars. That love affair started when he was 9 years old. “I really wanted to have one bad. So I took my allowance, started buying them,” explained toy collector Dan Spedowske. And buy he has done. His love of Matchbox shifted more to Hot Wheels when they came out because of the muscle car stylings. But with 7,000 or so cars, does he remember the very first one?
That’s the dream of the force behind COGnition Science and Discovery Center of Beulah. “We know that we are not going to teach kids everything to know about science, but they are learning so much already. It gives them a chance to explore and investigate, figure something out on their own,” explained Kimmee Wenkel. It’s an opportunity to touch and feel and mess around with things! And the mess isn’t being made at home. There are critters, turtles and snakes, games and toys and books to read.
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Selecting a term
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