MUSEUM AND FACILITIES

dinosaursDinosaur Exhibit – the Hall of Biodiversity Past: features replicas of dinosaur skulls (including the Tyrannosaurus Rex) and teeth (including the saber-toothed tiger), and LIVE soft-shell turtles, one of the few survivors left from the age of the dinosaurs.  Students can also learn about recently extinct species in Arizona. Special thanks to Professors Roy Barnes and Jean Rigden for designing and implementing this huge project during Fall-Winter 2010-2011! See more photos…

toadhall

Toad Hall – the Hall of Biodiversity Present: The gateway for elementary education tours, headquarters for various outreach education efforts in the community, and the hub for all the activities and functions of the Center for Native and Urban Wildlife. Click here to learn more about Toad Hall…

wildlife demonstration gardens

Demonstration Gardens: To educate and demonstrate how landscaping with native plants benefits native wildlife and biodiversity, saves water, reduces the need for large amounts of pesticides and fertilizers, and is attractive.  Click here to learn more about native planting for native wildlife…

greenhouse and vivarium

Greenhouse and Vivarium: In fall 2011 we unveiled a new greenhouse by the baseball fields on the north side of campus, and our desert tortoises have a new vivarium by the art building. These new facilities are better than ever! We are using the greenhouse for a seed bank which is a fundraiser for the CNUW Wildlife Fellowship Club at SCC.

prop yardOutdoor Plant Propagation Yard: The purpose of the prop yard is to grow easily transplantable desert tree and shrub species for habitat restoration projects in damaged desert ecosystems. Photo at left: young Mesquite trees being grown in protective cylinders.  Currently, CNUW staff and volunteers are working on an Ethno-Botany Garden, and a major restoration project involving Hedgehog Cactus.