Monday, April 24, 2006

New Summer/Fall Eco-Tour Dates!

We have scheduled dates for many our eco-tours, up through September 2006. Here they are!

Saturday, May 6th 8:00:00 -10:00am
Saturday, Nov. 11th 8:00am – 10:00am

Join CEDO’s birdwatchers for an exploration of the avian life of Estero Morua. A rich wintering ground for Sandpipers, Plovers, Terns, Gulls, Grebes, Loons, Godwits, Curlews, Dowitchers & more, Morua is the perfect place for beginner and experienced birders alike. Cost: $10

Saturday, May 13th 8:00am - 10:00am
Saturday, Sept. 30 8:00am - 10:00am

Enjoy a tranquil walk through CEDO’s Desert Botanical Gardens and nearby coastal desert. You’ll learn adaptations of desert plants and animals, identify tracks, holes and scat, and discover indigenous uses of plants. Perfect for families. Cost: $10, kids under 5 free

Saturday, June 10th 9:00am - 11:00am
Saturday, Oct. 21st 9:00am – 11:00am

Experience the pristine beauty of Estero Morua's coastal wetland filled with crabs, oysters, birds and more! Cost: Adults $20, children under 12, $10.

Saturday, June 24th 7:30am – 9:30am
Saturday, Sept. 9th 8:00am – 10:00am

CEDO naturalists reveal secrets of the tidepools; we'll look for octopus, colorful anemones & more. Cost: $15 adults, $10 kids under 12. Kids under 5 free!

Saturday, May 27th 12:00pm - 5:30pm

For an even closer look at Estero Morua, come paddle alongside shorebirds, through inviting channels and mudflats. Each six hour tour includes: Expert guides, Local ecology talk, Full day kayak rental, Lunch and beverages. No experience necessary. Age limit: 18 yrs. Cost: $75 for members $85 for non-members

Sunday, Nov. 19 8:00am - 4:00pm
Explore the geologic wonders of the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve on a full-day tour with CEDO experts. Lunch included. Cost: $65 adults

Saturday, May 20th 6:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday, Oct. 29th 7:00am – 2:00pm

Visit Isla San Jorge (Bird Island) and get an up-close look at the abundant wildlife found on this rocky island, including tropicbirds & sea lions. This all-day eco-adventure includes an introductory slideshow and lecture about marine mammals, Gulf island ecology, and CEDO research. Cost: $100 (Lunch included). Space is limited.

All activities start promptly at CEDO, in Las Conchas, Puerto Peñasco. Make your reservations now by phone or fax at:(MEX) 011-52-638-3820113 & 3820115, or 520-829-4501(U.S.) 520-320-5473 or by e-mail at:

Monday, April 10, 2006

Applications for Wet Feet Summer Camp

The application form for our overnight summer camp for youths aged 10-13 is now available as a PDF on our web site. The camp lasts from June 22 - 26 and accomodations will be at the CEDO field station in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico. Registrations are due by May 30 and space is limited so get yours in now!

Download the PDF application here:

Download the PDF flier, with more information, here:

In Action - March

The environmental education program with the fifth graders of Peñasco includes a trip to Estero Morua were they learn how to identify birds and how to collect data like researchers.

El programa de educación ambiental con los estudiantes de Peñasco incluye una excursión a Estero Morua adonde aprenden como identificar aves y colectar datos como investigadores.

Students from Port Townsend, Washington had a great intercultural experience with local students at Institute Sonora. A tour of a shrimp boat with twenty five junior high school students from Arizona helps understand how fishermen work and live.

Estudiantes de Port Townsend, Washington tuvieron una gran experiencia intercultural con estudiantes en Instituto Sonora. Un recorrido de un barco de camarón con veinte cinco estudiantes de Arizona ayuda entender el trabajo y la vida del pescador.

Volunteers from Colorado College help paint a restaurant as part of a sustainable development project in Estero Morua.

Voluntarios de Colorado pintan un restaurante que es parte de proyectos del desarrollo sustentable.