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Library and CNUW team up for "The Nature Series"

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 20, 2017) -- The Scottsdale Community College Library and the Center for Native and Urban Wildlife (CNUW) are partnering to present "The Nature Series," highlighting the diverse wonders of the living world. 

A series of exhibits and presentations about nature and biodiversity will kick off Monday, Jan. 23 in Library Room 400C.

"Our goal is to integrate the exhibits and presentations into campus programs and classes as possible assignments, extra credit or service-learning opportunities," said Edward Weigand, CNUW's education coordinator. CNUW is a non-profit started by SCC Biology professors to create greater awareness of the Sonoran desert biodiversity and sustainability efforts.

The lecture series and exhibits are open to the public and free to attend. Events will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. SCC is located at 9000 E. Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, Ariz. 85256. See campus map.

Below is the schedule:

Monday, Jan. 23 and Thursday, Jan. 26 -- "Urban Wildlife in Your Backyard."

Thursday, Feb. 23 -- "Phenology - Nature's Calendar"

Monday, March 20 and Thursday, March 23 -- "SCC's Top 10 Birds"

Monday, April 10 and Thursday, April 13 -- "International Conservation" and a weeklong photography exhibit: "The People, Landscape and Wildlife of Uganda" by CNUW's Weigand.

February through April -- "Nature Photography Contest." Contest themes: Unlikely Couples: When Urban and Nature Meet, Patterns in Nature -- Color & Camouflage, Obscure & Overlooked - Life in MacroSend entries to Weigand.

For more information, contact him at