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 IS HIRING! A NEW POSITION for a person interested in leading our interpretive and educational field trips with youth and adults: Field Guide and Administrator of Educational Services. Click here for more information.

Until we fill this position we will only be offering specially programmed tours. Please check our NaturArte page to stay updated as we search for our new field guide.

Feb
13
Sat
CEDO Nature Talk
Feb 13 @ 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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Feb
14
Sun
Valentine’s Day Estuary Tour
Feb 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Take a special Valentine’s Day walk this February through the Morua Estuary with CEDO’s Directors! Experts Peggy and Rick Boyer will give you an exclusive look at the local flora and fauna of the Estero Morúa. We’ll stop for some seafood, wine, or whatever quenches your thirst at the Women’s Oyster Cooperative restaurant, El Barco, on the way back.

Feb
16
Tue
CEDO Nature Talk
Feb 16 @ 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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Latest News

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CEDO’s 2016 Tide Calendars have arrived!

Order your Tide Calendar at CEDO's Ecoshop. This year’s tide calendar has photos and information about the 6 fishing communities of the Puerto-Peñasco Puerto Lobos Biological Corridor and 3 communities of the Upper Gulf of [...]

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Wet Feet Ocean Camp, June 11-15, 2015   Every year CEDO has a fun-filled kids’ camp and this year was no different! For the 2015 Wet Feet Ocean Camp we had 13 kids ages 9-13. [...]

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Meeting with the Giants

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