CNUW’S MISSION

A Place to Learn-Engage-Connect focusing on Sonoran Desert Biodiversity, Education, and Conservation.

Follow us on Facebook, bookmark our website (cnuw.scottsdalecc.edu), and follow our calender of events detailing fall activities. CNUW will be hosting events this fall so please come by the center or attend our fall meeting TBA to get involved and “Be Part of the Solution” and meet some like minded people. 

Inaturalist Application– SCC has added a new project for students to observe biodiveristy on campus. Become a member and start to observe and record the amazing willdife and plants that are on campus. Citizen Science is an important way to help research and protect the biodiversity that exists here on campus and around the globe. Be Part of the Solution!

CNUW Biodiversity Tours will be starting in October. Check the Teachers Tour Page and scroll down to check available dates for the tours and e-mail edward.weigand@scottsdalecc.edu to confirm your date. Hurry dates book up quickly!

Check out ASU’s Applied Biological Sciences Undergraduate Degree.

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:

  1. Educating people about the importance of conserving desert habitats and its biodiversity.
  2. Maintaining, enhancing and restoring public and private open spaces to benefit native and urban biodiversity.
  3. 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 interested in conservation biology, restoration ecology, wildlife biology, ecological research and elementary education.

          The community may 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: Butterfly Banding Project, 4th Grade Biodiversity Tours, Solitary Bee Diversity Studies, Campus Bird Surveys, Field Trips, and Native Seed Germination StudiesDesert Restoration Projects.

Please contact Edward Weigand at edward.weigand@scottsdalecc.edu

BIODIVERSITYTo learn more click here, click on the species below, and read Professor Roy Barnes’ essay.

“The diversity of life forms, so numerous that we have yet
to identify most of them, is the greatest wonder of this planet.”
~ E.O. Wilson

SPECIES SEEN ON THE SCC CAMPUS:

FISH, AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES INVERTEBRATES BIRDS MAMMALS NATIVE PLANTSEXOTIC PLANTS