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 bring together people, knowledge and solutions for vibrant communities AND resilient ecosystems, in the northern Gulf of California and beyond.

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

Oyster Experience / Experiencia Ostión
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Become an oyster farmer for a day and experience first-hand the processes associated with this gourmet and rural economic activity. Interact with the members of Punta Roja Cooperative to learn all about this interesting mollusk whose weight in ancient times was paid in gold by the Romans.

Conviértete en ostricultor por un día y vive los procesos asociados a esta actividad junto con los miembros de la cooperativa Punta Roja, quienes te enseñarán todo lo que quieras saber sobre este interesante molusco, cuyo peso se pagaba en oro en tiempos ancestrales por los romanos.


CEDO Nature Talk @ CEDO Intercultural
Oct 19 @ 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.


Estero Excursion / Excursión al Estero
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Traverse and explore a typical estuary located in the northwestern Mexican Sea of Cortés, discover the vast diversity of species that inhabit them and enjoy fresh oyster products cultivated and harvested by a local female owned cooperative.

Explora a pie un estero hipersalino típico del noroeste de México ubicado en el norte del Golfo de California, descubre la diversidad de especies que ahí habitan y disfruta de los productos ostrícolas de una cooperativa manejada por mujeres de la localidad.

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