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 18,000 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
TOUR DATES: Tours take place on Tuesdays
|FALL 2017 Semester||SPRING 2018 Semester|
|October 3- Hawthorne Elem||January 16|
|October 10||January 23|
|October 17 Pueblo Elem||January 30 – Lisa Valer – Madison Env Group 25 students|
|October 24- Kiva Elem||February 6 –
|November 14||February 13- Washington Elem|
|November 21 – Longfellow Elem
||February 20- Anderson Elem|
|November 28- Banner Academy||February 27 Babara Bush Elem|
|December 5||March 6 Anderson Elem|
|December 12||March 20|
|March 27- Navajo Elem.
TESTIMONIALS: Comments from Students and Teachers
COMING SOON…“Are you smarter than a 4th grader?”, a fun educational game, is coming this month. The average 4th grader can identify and name at least 11 animals on our mural in Toad Hall. Print an answer scoring sheet and play the game to see if you can beat that number! Print a scoring sheet by clicking here.
COOL VIDEO: In this short (2 minutes) pollination video: watch how native animals pollinate native desert plants. Did you know that pollinators are responsible for about 1/3 of our food? What would we do without pollinators! Can you name 5 different groups of animals who pollinate? Which ones work at night, and which ones work during the day-time? Try to guess before you watch the video:
THE IMPORTANCE OF TEACHING KIDS ABOUT BIODIVERSITY