The CEDO Nature Center in Las Conchas, Rocky Point, Mexico

The CEDO Nature Center in Las Conchas, Rocky Point, Mexico

 

Cedo – Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (at Rocky point / Puerto Penasco) where you can find a whale Skelton.

CEDO have received an award recognizing their group as the top non-governmental organization working for nature conservation in all of Mexico.

CEDO also provides lots of tourist activities which are helpful for your child to gain knowledge on nature.

The main program they are providing is eco adventure in which:

• Visits of Botanical Gardens, nearby coastal desert
• Guided tours of the craters in El Pinacate National Park
• Hiking tour of the Gran Desierto Dunes – the largest sand sea in North America
• Guided Visit excursions to of a coastal wetland
• Tidepool explorations
• Natural History Talk
• Guided kayaking on estuaries

More activities  Eco Adventure



Explore the ecologically distinct area of the Northern Gulf of California in these natural history excursions of the desert & sea designed especially for you and your family. All activities start at the CEDO Environmental Science Center in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora.

Make your reservations now by phone or fax at: (MEX) 011-52-638-3820113 & 3820115

From the US: 520-829-4501 or (U.S.) 520-320-5473
or by e-mail at:
info@cedointercultural.org

 

 

 Eco-Adventures
For full description of the eco adventures scroll down

 

Download the 2008 schedule of activities (PDF file)

 

Eco Adventures Calendar 2008

Month

Date

Day

Time

Activity

January

19

Saturday

3- 6 pm

Estero Excursion

February

2

Saturday


 

Wetlands Day

February

2

Saturday

7-10 am

Wetland Bird Walk

February

10

Sunday

8 am – 2 pm

Pinacate Perigrination

February

23

Saturday

8:30-10:30 am

Tidepool Explorations

March

8

Saturday

11 am – 4 pm

Las Conchas Home Tour

March

9

Sunday

8-10 am

Tidepool Explorations

March

15

Saturday

9 am – 3 pm

Destination Dunes

March

22

Saturday


 

World Water Day

March

22

Saturday

8 – 10 am

Estero Excursion

April

5

Saturday

11 am – 4 pm

Kayak Capers

April

19

Saturday

7 – 10 am

Tidepool Explorations

April

22

Tuesday


 

Earth Day

May

3

Saturday

7 – 10 am

Estero Excursion

May

9

Friday


 

Migratory Birds Day

May

25

Sunday

7 – 2 pm

Isla San Jorge Sojourn

June

5

Thursday


 

World Environmental Day

June

9

Monday


 

Oceans Day

June

7

Saturday

9:30 am – 12 pm

Tidepool Explorations

June

19-23

Thurs-Mon


 

Wet-Feet Ocean Camp

July

5

Saturday

2 – 7 pm

Sunset Kayak Capers

July

14-18

Mon-Fri


 

Campamento Pies Mojados

July

27-31

Sun-Thurs


 

Campamento Pies Mojados

August

23

Saturday

7 am – 2 pm

Isla San Jorge Sojourn

August

30

Saturday

7 – 9 am

Tidepool Explorations

September

13

Saturday

4 – 7 pm

Sunset Estero Excursion

September

27

Saturday

6 – 8 pm

Tidepool Explorations

October

4

Saturday

7 – 2 pm

Isla San Jorge Sojourn

October

25

Saturday

7 – 10 am

Estero Excursion

November

22

Saturday

9 – 3 pm

Destination Dunes

November

29

Saturday

8 am – 2 pm

Pinacate Perigrination

December

13

Saturday

7:30 – 10:30 am

Wetland Bird Walk

 

Desert Discovery•Cost: $10, kids under 5 free

Enjoy a tranquil walk through CEDO’s Botanical Gardens & nearby coastal desert. Learn about desert ora, fauna & indigenous uses of plants. Perfect for families.

 

Destination Dunes•Cost: $40, lunch included

Expert guides lead this hiking tour of the spectacular Gran Desierto dunes, the largest sand sea in North America. Approx. 5 hours, lunch included. Participants will caravan in their own vehicles. Find out more about the Destination Dunes trip here. 

 

Estero Excursion•Cost: $20 adults, $10 kids under 12

Experience the beauty of a coastal wetland lled with crabs, oysters, birds and more! Prepare to get your hands and feet dirty! Fun for people of all ages. Approx. 3-4 hours. Find out more about the Estero Excursion here.

 

International Peñasco Coastal Cleanup•No Cost 

Assist neighboring community organizations and schools clean up our beaches and estuaries. Partnering organizations include CEDO, OOMISLIM, Comisión de Fomento de Turismo del Estado de Sonora and the Ocean Conservancy. Great for families and groups of all sizes. Contact CEDO for more information.

 

Isla San Jorge Sojourn•Cost: $100 non-members, discount for members, lunch included

Take this boat tour of Isla San Jorge (Bird Island) with CEDO experts! This eco-adventure includes an introductory slideshow & talk on Gulf island ecology & CEDO research. All day, lunch included. Find out more about the Isla San Jorge Sojourn here. (PDF)

 

Kayak Caper•Cost: $75 members, $85 non-members, age 18 & up only, lunch included

Experience the inspiring wildlife and terrain of Estero Morúa at eye level with the animals. Each tour includes expert guides, local ecology talk, full-day kayak rental, lunch & beverages. Approx. 6 hours.

 

Natural History Talks•Cost: free

A CEDO tradition! Afternoon Natural History Talks will give you background about the local ecology and help answer many of your questions about the area. Every Tuesday and Saturday afternoon. Select times for English and Spanish tours.

 

Pinacate Peregrination•Cost: $65, lunch included

Explore the lava ows, craters, and other geologic wonders of the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve with CEDO experts. All day, lunch included. Participants will caravan in their own vehicles. Find out more about the Pinacate Peregrination here.

 

Tidepool Tour•Cost: $15 adults, $10 kids under 12

Secrets of the tidepools are revealed by CEDO naturalists during this excursion to the rocky intertidal zone. Discover the unique world of brittle stars, crabs, chitons and all of their invertabrate companions! A fun hands-on experience! Approx. 2 hours.

 

Wetland Bird Walk•Cost: $10

Join CEDO’s birdwatchers for an exploration of the avian life of Estero Morua. A rich habitat for Sandpipers, Plovers, Terns, Gulls, Grebes, Curlews, Dowitchers & more! Bring binoculars and bird guides if you have them.


To all these ecotours you should bring: water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera. On the Kayak Capers, Estero Excursion and Tidepool Explorations you can count on getting your feet wet – at the very least. So wear shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting wet. For the Dunes and Pinacate trips, good walking shoes are in order. The Dunes trip involves a long but not strenuous walk. The Pinacate trip requires more driving but in both excursions there will be ample time to explore on foot these spectacular natural settings.

 

 

 

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