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 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 growing native trees for restoration projects.