Welcome to the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans.

Join us to explore, understand, and protect the natural resources and cultures of the Sonoran Desert and Sea of Cortez. Our mission is: to empower coastal communities and visitors in the Northern Gulf of California region with the knowledge and tools to create sustainable livelihoods that exist in concert with the surrounding natural and multicultural environment.

By promoting environmental awareness, disseminating knowledge and encouraging civic participation, CEDO is a fundamental force driving civic dialogue and transparent decision-making. CEDO has been the promoter of a vision:  the vision of an open, participatory society  consciously building its own future.

– Dr. Exequiel Ezcurra, Biodiversity Research Center of the Californias, San Diego

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CEDO HAS FOUND A NEW FIELD GUIDE! We know many of you have been waiting for us to find our new Field Guide and Administrator of Educational Services and we are happy to inform you that our search is over!

Please check our NaturArte page to stay updated as we work with our new field guide to resume a full schedule of tours.

May
28
Sat
Exploring Morua Estuary(Walk)
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

We will visit the tranquil and pristine waters and salt flats, located just 15 minutes east of CEDO, on a leisurely exploration of Morua Estuary. The estuary abounds with wildlife in the sky and on the land. You will have the opportunity to see a diversity of graceful wading birds and spectacular sea birds foraging and flocking over the sand and mud flats.

Estuaries like this one are among the most productive ecosystems on the planet, and you will learn about their formation and critical importance, while becoming an expert on the living things that depend on them. You will also have a chance to meet and learn from members of the local community at Las Mujeres, a sustainable oyster-farming cooperative. Those who love seafood will sample their harvest and have lunch at their shoreline restaurant, where you can sample the world’s best ceviche, along with fresh oysters and other local specialties!

Tour includes: Transportation, Binoculars, Trip insurance, Field Materials, and water.

CEDO Nature Talk
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

A well-known local tradition since the 1980’s, CEDO holds a natural history talk and exhibits tour every Tuesday and Saturday. This is a perfect opportunity to answer your questions about the local environment. Bring your family to learn about the Gulf of California’s extreme tides, the endangered vaquita porpoise and CEDO’s current projects.

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May
31
Tue
CEDO Nature Talk
May 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A well-known local tradition since the 1980’s, CEDO holds a natural history talk and exhibits tour every Tuesday and Saturday. This is a perfect opportunity to answer your questions about the local environment. Bring your family to learn about the Gulf of California’s extreme tides, the endangered vaquita porpoise and CEDO’s current projects.

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