Center for Native and Urban Wildlife

CNUW Introduction


Our Mission

To teach and advocate responsible desert living through the conservation of native and urban wildlife.

What We Do

  • Education outreach to share the value and importance of natural desert environments
  • Restore Sonoran Desert habitats
  • Promote stewardship of Sonoran Desert ecosystems through active involvement

You can call us CNUW (see-new). Read on or get in touch with us if you would like to learn more.

Upcoming events

CNUW Plant Sale Fundraiser

Our spring sale is one day only! March 21, 2024, 10 am - 1 pm and 5 - 6:30 pm. See CNUW Plant Sale flyer for details. Help urban wildlife and support the work we do! Our plant sales are held at the campus greenhouse in March and October. Sign up to get email announcements.

Open House at Toad Hall

Join us for an Open House at Toad Hall, CNUW's nature center! Every Wednesday from 11 am - 1 pm. People of all ages and small groups under 10 are welcome. Come see and learn about desert wildlife, then visit our Wildlife Demonstration Gardens on campus. Open House Wednesdays run from January 17 through May 8, 2024.

CNUW Open House at Toal Hall Flyer

What we offer

Support CNUW

If you would like to support CNUW through a donation, you can easily purchase items off of our Amazon Wish List and have it shipped to the Center. Your donations help us continually improve and we greatly appreciate your support!

Donate Wish List Items

Contact Us

Dr. John Weser
Natalie Case
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R. Sean Tanner
Alistair Bergstedt
Roy Barnes