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
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.
Una tradición local muy conocida desde la década de 1980, el CEDO organiza una charla sobre historia natural y sus exhibiciones todos los martes y sábados. Esta es la oportunidad perfecta para responder sus preguntas sobre el entorno local. Acompáñenos con su familia para aprender sobre las mareas extremas del Alto Golfo de California, la marsopa en peligro de extinción y los proyectos actuales del CEDO.
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.
Extreme temperature, salinity, and tide conditions make Morúa Estuary a unique ecosystem amongst others that allows for a close appreciation of natural processes and phenomena that occur in the region. We will carefully walk barefoot across the beautiful wetland and with the help of binoculars get the chance to observe a plethora of birds that are adapted to tolerate these extreme conditions while watching out for small invertebrates like the pistol shrimp and fiddler crabs that use the swampy substrate as their habitat.