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 2017 Semester SPRING  2018 Semester
October 3- Hawthorne Elem January 16   
October 10   January 23-   
October 17 Pueblo Elem   January 30 – Madison Envernomental Group 25 students
October 24- Kiva Elem February 6 –
November 14    February 13- Washington Elem 
November 21 – Longfellow Elem
February 20-   Banner Academy
November 28- Banner Academy February 27 Babara Bush Elem
December 5 – Banner Academy March 6- Salt River Elementary
December 12- American Leadership Academy March 20
March 27- Navajo Elem.

April 3

TESTIMONIALS:  Comments from Students and Teachers