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Card/Riley Conservation and Wildlife Education Center

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Michigan marsh habitat with white-tailed deer, opossum, squirrel, coyote, red fox, otters, and various water fowl.

The mission of the Card/Riley Conservation & Wildlife Education Center at Ferris State University is to serve as an educational resource for the conservation and preservation of nature and wildlife. 

The Center will serve Ferris faculty and students, Michigan K-12 schools, and members of the Michigan community. 

The Card Center strives to be a valuable partner with local, regional, and national conservation groups.

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Card/Riley Recycling Challenge

The Card/Riley Conservation & Wildlife Education Center has partnered with Trex to help reduce single use plastic waste.  We invite you to Take the Pledge and help us recycle 1,000 lbs of plastic in the next 12 months! Bring in your recyclable plastic, take the pledge, and pick up a reusable kit!



Leopard hunting impala and lesser kudu.

Card/Riley conservation and wildlife education center

Arts, Sciences, and Education Commons 011
820 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI

(231) 591-5387
[email protected]

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