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We love our desert and are so excited about how more and more people in El Paso are working together to conserve the natural world around us.   On June 18, 2019 the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition Board of Directors approved a new plan to increase the conservation impact of our organization - FREE MEMBERSHIP.  That's …

Celebrating life in the desert

The Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition and Franklin Mountains State Park invites you to be a part of the 15th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta at Tom Mays Park on Saturday, September 28, 2019. We are looking for local organizations to offer interactive educational activities, knowledgeable people to offer guided walks and demonstrations and musical groups and …

Let’s connect

One of the graphics we installed at Cleveland Square in downtown El Paso. by Rick LoBello, Chair Some of the nicest people you will ever meet love and appreciate the great outdoors.  The Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition based in El Paso is one of those groups.   If you would like to learn more about our …

We’re looking for you

Kangaroo rats will often burrow in the softer desert soil either under a cactus or desert shrub like creosote. The Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition is looking for new members to serve on our board of directors or volunteer for projects that may take an hour or less or a day at the park.  We are …

Desert Reset

The Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition (CDEC) was founded in 2004 at the El Paso Zoo to serve as a resource on information about the Chihuahuan Desert, to encourage lifelong learning about the Chihuahuan Desert and to encourage collaboration among public educators, the public and CDEC. Last year we lost a little steam in achieving some of …

Welcome back Gertrud

Dr. Gertrud Konings is back on our new website as an Administrator.  She is one of the hardest working CDEC members ever.  She is solely responsible for approving all certified habitat applications and most of the content on our Teachers and Resources pages.  She also updates our events page.  The YouTube video link above focuses …