We will expand CEDO’s vision and mission through information and capacity building to disseminate regional biocultural knowledge, generate information through citizen science, and provide environmentally and culturally responsible hands-on experiences in nature.
CEDO’s Environmental Resources Center has been offering natural history talks about the region to residents and visitors for 40 years.
This activity has reached millions of people, raising their awareness of the biological and cultural richness of the Gulf of California and the Sonoran Desert.
Historically, CEDO’s Campus has also hosted groups of national and international students who enjoy various academic programs. To fulfill our guests increased need for tourist activities, and our local partners’ need to diversify their productive activities, CEDO Intercultural created NaturArte by CEDO, a brand that integrates our community ecotourism businesses.
NaturArte is part of CEDO's regional ecosystem protection strategy that fosters social development of the communities that depend on them; it helps create, promote and strengthen small scale businesses that comply with certain social and environmental requirements as part of a sustainable resource use model. Participating in any of these EcoAdventures allows the user to both experience an outdoor adventure, and contribute to the unique and marvelous ecosystems of the Sea of Cortes, Sonoran Desert and its inhabitants.
You are invited to join us on these expeditions that combine a learning experience with fun filled action, and at the same time contribute to local ecosystem conservation.
Enter the heart of the volcanic region of El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve, the fourth largest land reserve in Mexico. Considered one of the 13 wonders of Mexico, El Pinacate harbors great geological, biological, cultural and landscape value.
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.
Navigate silently on a kayak through the tranquil waters of one of Puerto Peñasco's estuaries and enjoy watching some of the rare and endemic bird species while learning from an expert naturalist guide all about estuary ecology, biology and human interaction.
Witness the marvels hidden within the aquatic ecosystems of Tidepools, learn about the unique factors associated with extreme tides, the ecosystem and spend hours unveiling the mysteries of life in the rocky intertidal reef with the entire family.
Travel through the Upper Gulf of California on a boat to Isla San Jorge, or Bird Island; a natural protected area under Mexican Federal Government and home to a gargantuan sea lion colony where you'll get the chance to snorkel or scuba dive.
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.
Let the breathtaking Great Desert of Altar's sea of sand transport you to an ecosystem like no other in the entire northern hemisphere; the sand dunes of El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve.
Learn about the Upper Gulf of California's natural processes associated with the formation of its oceans, landscapes, flora and fauna and human interactions through our iconic Natural History Talks. Enjoy and learn with our natural history talks.
For 40 years, CEDO has received thousands of students, researchers, and other organized national and international groups at its field statio to support the advancement of its knowledge and research projects on the northern Gulf of California and the Sonoran Desert.
CEDO offers a portfolio of educational services focused on theoretical-practical knowledge and on the region’s ecosystems and the management and conservation of species.
NaturArte by CEDO is a unifying brand of community tourism businesses that has promoted local economic development based on sustainability models since 2007.
NaturArte by CEDO integrates 11 ecotourism, scientific tourism, and nature tourism experiences for all ages, and promotes consulting and training for its community partners.
We will strengthen communities in the Northern Gulf of California with the tools and practices that best enable them to identify problems and self-manage appropriate solutions for the common good.
We will consolidate voluntary citizen networks, trained and certified to monitor biodiversity, and to collaborate in restoring landscapes and protect priority species in the North and Upper Gulf of California.
We will promote and advise the regional and national fisheries sector, so that a third of the annual regional productions of commercial fisheries are produced and marketed following the fisheries improvement project and social responsibility and fair-trade certification models.
We will promote and implement updated environmental education and School of the Sea curricula, professional and specialized courses, and competency certifications with children, youth, producers, local professionals, and tourists, and share lessons learned to scale the impact.
We will expand CEDO’s vision and mission through information and capacity building to disseminate regional biocultural knowledge, generate information through citizen science, and provide environmentally and culturally responsible hands-on experiences in nature..
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