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OUR MISSION: Biodiversity Education and Preservation.
CNUW exists to bring students, faculty and the community together to learn about biodiversity and foster stewardship of the plants and animals in our environment. CNUW projects include educational programs, museum tours, field trips, camping, hiking, research, and restoration work (re-planting desert plants).
WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY?
Biodiversity means “the variety of life.” It refers to all the life forms we see around us. You can think of biodiversity as genetic diversity, species diversity, or ecosystem diversity. The greater the number of species, the healthier the environment. So it’s very important to preserve biodiversity as much as possible and not lose species to extinction. To learn more, read Professor Roy Barnes’ essay.
LEARN ABOUT BIODIVERSITY
Be part of the Solution!
Follow us on facebook, Bookmark our website at cnuw.scottsdalecc.edu and follow our calender of events detailing spring activities: We are always in need to volunteer docents to lead our 4th grade biodiversity tours on Tuesdays. It is a great opportunity to learn communication, leadership and learning skills while teaching 4th graders about our Sonoran Desert ecosystems and the importance of protecting the plants and animals we live with. Other activities include Bird watches, Butterfly banding, Campus Bird surveys, Field Trip Workshop and opportunities to gain valuable experience with projects involving our partners at Az Game & Fish, McDowell Sonoran Field Institute and other partnerships.
Testimonials: Comments about CNUW Tours
Read feedback and comments from 4th graders and their teachers.
AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Innovation of the Year Award, 2001
From the League of Innovation in the Community College
CNUW MISSION STATEMENT
- Maintaining, enhancing and restoring public and private open space areas to benefit native and urban wildlife diversity.
- Providing opportunities for individuals and groups to contribute to the recovery, preservation, and study of the Sonoran Desert.
- Educating citizens concerning the value of natural desert habitats, native biodiversity, and their importance to humankind.
- Increase awareness and appreciation of the Sonoran Desert.
- Restore damaged and exploited Sonoran Desert habitats.
- Aid in the preservation of Sonoran Desert ecosystems for the benefit of all desert species including humankind.
- Liberty Wildlife
- McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
- Friends of the Sonoran National Monument
- AZ Game & Fish