Education Today, Preservation Forever

Our goal for the biodiversity education program is to increase awareness about the values of natural desert environments and the importance of Sonoran Desert biodiversity. We provide a 3.5 hour biodiversity field trip and Teachers Guide containing activities and information which target one-third of the Arizona State science standard. Our education program has been featured in several magazine articles. Our education facilities have attracted over 20,000 elementary school students.

Tours are led by CNUW staff and volunteers. Tours are offered on Tuesday Mornings as detailed in the calender below. Please make sure to scroll down to see the dates and book your tour. Spots are filling quickly!

To schedule a visit, please call Ed Weigand (480) 423-6731 or email me at

Tour Dates:  Tours take place on Tuesdays

FALL 2018 Semester SPRING  2019 Semester
January 15- Anderson Elementary
November 6- Kiva Elementary January 22- Anderson Elementary
November 20- Hawthorne Elem January 29- Phoenix Montessori
December 4- Banner Elementary February 5- Lindbergh Elementary
December 11- Hohokum Elem February 12-  Waggoner Elem
February 26- Washington Elem
March 19-Longfellow
March 26-  Madison Env Club
April 2- Navajo Elementary
April 9

TESTIMONIALS:  Comments from Students and Teachers