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 activities. CNUW will be hosting events so please come by the center across from the SL bldg or check Facebook to see how to get involved and Be Part of the Solution! and meet some like minded people. 

Check out the link below to see the Arizona Game & Fish wildlife camera in Southern Arizona. Each year thousands of Sandhill Cranes winter in Southern Arizona feeding in agriculture fields and roosting at night at this small pond. Each day at sunrise up to 50,000 large beautiful Sandhill cranes leave the roost for a day of feeding. Each night they come back to roost together staying warm and protected from  predators. Check it out at sunrise and sunset to see the migration. I visited the site a few years ago and wrote an article with photos of the experience attached below if you want to learn more. 

https://www.azgfd.com/wildlife/viewing/webcamlist/sandhillcrane/cranecam/

It sounds like dinosaurs flying in the skys of Southern Arizona

SCC has added a couple new projects for students to observe biodiversity on campus. Become a member of eBird and iNaturalist and start to observe and record the amazing willdlife 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!

eBird Application

iNaturalist Application

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 plants and animals.
  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.

Student Job and Volunteer Opportunities: Check out the links below to see tips fpr the best ways to find a job  in the conservation field. The Wildlife Society is a great way to get involved and “Be Part of the Solution.” Follow their link for job opportunities.

Tips and Tricks for Getting a Wildlife Job

 The Wildlife Society Newsletter Link for job opportunities: Check out page 10 and see how you can volunteer your way into a job!

 http://wildlife.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2016_Summer-Fall_TWS_Newsletter.pdf  

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

BIODIVERSITY: To 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