MUSEUM AND FACILITIES

 

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 – Toad Hall…

 

  Dinosaur 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.  See more

 

 

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: 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 CNUW.

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.