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

CEDO Nature Talk @ CEDO Intercultural
Apr 23 @ 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.


Plática de Historia Natural @CEDO Intercultural
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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.

Latest News & Announcements

Vaquita, Where Do We Go From Here?

February 12th, 2019|

This Spring, in Tucson, CEDO is co-hosting a free, public lecture series in collaboration with the University of Arizona’s Desert Ecology Lab on Tumamoc Hill, titled “La Vaquita Marina (Phocoena sinus), The World’s Most Endangered […]