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 

                                 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 yard Outdoor 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 growing native trees for restoration                             projects