A Place to Learn-Engage-Connect focusing on Sonoran Desert Biodiversity, Education, and Conservation.
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ABOUT CNUW AND ITS MISSION The Center for Native and Urban WIldlife (CNUW) was developed by the College’s Life Science faculty in 2000. CNUW was built into the framework of the Biology Department to pursue a mission of:
- Educating people about the importance of conserving desert habitats and its biodiversity.
- Maintaining, enhancing and restoring public and private open spaces to benefit native and urban biodiversity.
- Providing opportunities for individuals and groups to contribute to the recovery, preservation and study of the Sonoran Desert.
COME JOIN US! CNUW has created a wealth of hands-on learning opportunities for SCC students and citizens interested in conservation biology, restoration ecology, wildlife biology, ecological research and elementary education.
Choose from many distinct learning experiences involving collaborative activities for students, staff and faculty from many different campus departments, local and state agencies. These activities enable learners to achieve lifelong educational, professional, and personal goals and include:
- 4th Grade Biodiversity Tours
- Butterfly Banding
- Solitary Bee Diversity Studies
- Campus Bird Surveys
- Field Trips
- Native Seed Germination Studies
- Desert Restoration Projects
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We are always in need of volunteer docents to lead our 4th grade biodiversity tours on Tuesdays. It is a great opportunity to learn communication, leadership, and teaching skills while educating 4th graders about the Sonoran Desert.
We are also in need of help feeding our animals. Contact us.